24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network Completes Fiber Build into Ciena Headquarters and Helps Power Research Network

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The quickly growing bandwidth solutions provider brings Ciena's leading-edge research network into its new state-of-the-art headquarters.

Ciena and 24/7 representatives gathered at the groundbreaking. Pictured: Nick Lutz, Phil Moser, George Rich, Greg Rudomanski, Steve Alexander, Rodney Wilson, Chris Morris, Sean Baillie, and Sandy Rich

The future of network design and management is actually happening now, over our fiber.

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, a leading regional fiber services company serving the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Delaware region, has completed its fiber network build into Ciena's corporate headquarters located in Hanover, Maryland. The fiber path supports Ciena's research network that gives Ciena partners a platform to test the capabilities of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and other advanced network technologies like agile photonics and real-time analytics.

"24/7 is proud to have been selected by our partner Ciena to provide mission-critical infrastructure for such a leading-edge project,” said Sean Baillie, President of 24/7. "This is an excellent example of our commitment to provide unique and innovative solutions that support a wide array of applications. We are excited to be an active participant in the ecosystem that is further developing SDN. The future of network design and management is actually happening now, over our fiber."

24/7 provides unique, fault-tolerant fiber solutions throughout the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Delaware region. The company previously announced it has extended its network into several data centers and launched transport and Ethernet services across its footprint.

“24/7 is a valuable partner that understands the strategic value of our OPn architecture,” said Steve Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ciena. “They’ve helped us build a high-performance network that both we and our research collaborators will use to explore new technologies and network capabilities in the SDN domain as well as in other facets of next-generation networking. 24/7 is extremely knowledgeable and their consultative style aided in the successful construction of this network.”

About 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, LLC

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network is a high-capacity transport and fiber network provider serving the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area as well as Northern Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula. The company designs, constructs, and manages custom fiber networks for carriers, service providers, enterprise, and government organizations throughout the region. 24/7 offers a wide variety of network configurations including ringed, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and mesh topologies. 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network additionally provides major data and telecommunication carriers with high quality network solutions through its carrier-neutral colocation facility. For more information, visit http://www.247MidAtlantic.com or follow us on Twitter @247MidAtlantic.

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