We're pleased with AGL Networks' decision to extend their dark fiber network into our Phoenix ONE data center
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 9, 2009
i/o Data Centers announced today the completion of a fiber expansion in conjunction with AGL (NYSE: AGL) into its new 530,000 square foot Phoenix ONE data center campus.
"We're pleased with AGL Networks' decision to extend their dark fiber network into our Phoenix ONE data center," said Matt Calhoun, chief technology officer, i/o Data Centers. "This additional capacity will offer our existing and future clients greater diversity, flexibility and lower cost connectivity options. We are glad to have AGL supplement our world class network story."
i/o Data Centers provides next-generation data center and Phoenix colocation services which are considered best in class for hosting and maintaining mission critical data center operations. i/o Data Centers' broad range of outsourced data center services are used by several of the largest Web properties and enterprises world-wide. The company's newest data center, Phoenix ONE, is a state-of-the-art, high powered colocation facility which serves as both an enterprise data center complex and Phoenix carrier hotel. All i/o Data Centers' sites offer carrier neutral colocation services which allow customers the flexibility and cost savings of direct, no-charge cross connects to the AGL network.
"We are thrilled to offer dark fiber service to both the Scottsdale ONE and Phoenix ONE i/o Data Centers' facilities," said Jim Gillis, president, AGL Networks. "The need for dark fiber network solutions is growing in today's current economic climate. Providing our clients with lower operating cost with enhanced network security and redundancy is essential."
The benefits of leasing capacity from AGL Networks through i/o Data Centers' carrier hotel include the ease and ability to increase bandwidth on demand, complete route diversity from other providers, enhance network security with an all underground network, provide flexibility in applications that utilize dark fiber and reduce overall telecommunication costs.
This addition brings AGL Networks on-net building list to over 70 sites. Today in Phoenix, AGL's fiber footprint encompasses 255 route miles.
About i/o Data Centers:
Arizona-based i/o Data Centers is a completely integrated data center services firm that designs, builds and operates world class raised-floor data centers, including data center space, conditioned uninterruptible power, network-neutral telecommunications access and internet bandwidth. The company delivers high performance data center cabinets, cages and suites to enterprises and web properties of all sizes. Visit i/o Data Centers to learn more about dedicated data center suites, cages and cabinets on the web at http://www.iodatacenters.com .
About AGL Networks:
AGL Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), owns, constructs and operates dark fiber optic networks and provides last mile connectivity between telecommunications service providers and business customers in the United States with large metro fiber footprints in Atlanta and Phoenix and specific turnkey fiber solutions in Kansas City, St Louis, Richmond and Nashville. For more information, visit http://www.aglnetworks.com.
About AGL Resources:
AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves more than 2.3 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As a 70 percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility near the Henry Hub in Louisiana. For more information, visit http://www.aglresources.com .