Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE Partners with Quasar Data Center to Deliver Cloud-Based Solutions and Colocation in Houston

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Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE and Quasar Data Center enter into a joint partnership to offer organizations cloud solutions, high-speed optical transport and DIR purchase opportunities in one of the nation's largest metro markets.

Dr.James Peters, VP of Technology, Quasar

The service offerings of both companies complement each other and provide a win-win solution for customers.

Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE, a leading telecommunications service provider headquartered in Houston, Texas, is pleased to announce its network presence at Quasar Data Center located at 1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 300, Houston. Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE will offer colocation, carrier-neutral access, cloud transport and Department of Information Resources (DIR) direct purchase opportunities under Quasar, a Tier 1 Point of Presence (PoP) and a proven leader in providing enterprise-class cloud, colocation and managed services.

“We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Quasar as we will be able to extend our capabilities beyond our dense Houston metro market footprint to offer direct connections to other markets, multiple carriers and cloud transport. At the same time, customers can benefit from Quasar’s carrier-level SLAs, 100 percent availability, public and private cloud solutions and its enhanced security portfolio,” said Dan Wickersham, Senior VP of Strategic Business Development for Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE.

Both organizations offer built-in redundancy, 24/7/365 local Network Operations Center (NOC) support, highly secure infrastructure, and scalable, customized solutions. Quasar and Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE are Woman-Owned and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), which provide an advantage to Texas buyers seeking to meet HUB spending targets.

“The service offerings of both companies complement each other and provide a win-win solution for customers,” said Dr. James Peters, Quasar’s VP of Technology. “Through this agreement, customers will be able to access Cloud Infrastructure and Desktop-as-a-Service for mission-critical and high-performance applications as well as cloud transport over the network. These same cloud services can be offered to state and local governments, educators and other public entities in Texas through Quasar's Department of Information Resources (DIR) cloud services contract with the state of Texas.”

Quasar Data Center is an SSAE16 certified facility that offers customers private cloud solutions supported by N+1 Infrastructure along with 24/7/365 support and security. The Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE infrastructure footprint includes more than 5,000 route miles of fiber cable with approximately 1,400 on-net locations and coverage which extends to seven counties in the Greater Houston Area.

About Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE
Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE, a leading telecommunications service provider headquartered in Houston, Texas, provides managed Gigabit Ethernet services, Internet, Voice over IP (VoIP), and Dark Fiber over one of the nation’s largest facilities-based private Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs). The switched Layer 2 network, backed by 24/7/365 Network Operations Center (NOC) support, encompasses 5,000 route miles and 1,400 on-net locations and connects 50+ fault-tolerant multi-gigabit Ethernet rings for built-in redundancy, security, high-availability, and sub 2ms latency. At Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE Great Connections Happen Here™. For more information please visit http://www.pslightwave.com or call 832-615-8000.

About Quasar Data Center
Quasar Data Center is located in the Binz Building at 1001 Texas Avenue in downtown Houston, Texas. Quasar offers a wide range of 24/7 services from Colocation, Cloud Services including Desktop-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Managed Back-Up Services, Managed Virtual Firewall and Offsite Business Continuity services. Quasar provides dual underground power, redundant connectivity, primary and backup cooling, secure facility, locked cabinets, humidity control, server monitoring, troubleshooting services, and more for colocation and hosting customers.

Quasar also manages a Tier 1 Point of Presence (PoP) and is capable of providing "peered" bandwidth for greater redundancy and expeditious routing. The PoP makes Quasar truly carrier neutral and offers customer access to multiple carriers and Wide Area Network (WAN) providers. For additional information, visit http://www.quasardata.com or contact klambert(at)quasardata(dot)com, 713-936-0598.

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