We're honored to be part of something so mission critical. And we look forward to setting a new standard of reliability in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 25, 2008
Switch Communications, the leading disaster avoidance colocation and bandwidth interconnect facility in North America, has partnered with American Fiber Systems, (AFS) an award-winning high capacity bandwidth provider, to connect seven NAP (Network Access Point) locations with their new 400,000 square foot SuperNAP in Las Vegas, Nev.
Switch boasts the nation's first SuperNAP. The SuperNAP facility features a private 250-megawatt substation, multiple power generators, and uninterruptible power systems, (S+S+S), making it the most diverse infrastructure in America. The SuperNAP is the highest density data center ever built, with the ability to deliver an average of 1500 watts per square foot.
With the launch of the expansive SuperNAP, Switch opens up the connectivity highway, enabling enterprises nationwide to jump onto the fiber on-ramp leading to the desirable Las Vegas NAPs. The Switch/AFS partnership guarantees AFS's customers a highly reliable connection and additional layer of stability, while ensuring data customers' safe connection to Switch's seven multi-redundant facilities.
"This is the natural fusion of two companies who take great pride in making it easy for data-centric companies to obtain 'bullet proof' dependability," says Mike D'Angelo, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, American Fiber Systems. "We're honored to be part of something so mission critical. And we look forward to setting a new standard of reliability in Las Vegas."
The AFS/Switch partnership gives IT departments nationwide a unique and diverse Ethernet connection as well as providing them with previously unattainable Class A office space next to other powerhouse telecom and tech players in the industry.
To find out more about American Fiber Systems' Las Vegas network, map your location at http://www.americanfibersystems.com. For further information about Switch Communications SuperNAP connectivity, contact Jeff Ames, CIO, Switch Communications.
About American Fiber Systems:
American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels;" wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company led by Dave Rusin.
About Switch Communications
Switch Communications Group L.L.C. owns and operates seven Network Access Point (NAP) data centers in Nevada. The Switch NAPs represent unique fiber nexus interconnection points containing all of North America's largest and all of the local metropolitan telecommunications providers. Switch's newest SuperNAP is a 407,000 square foot facility and is the highest density datacenter in the U.S. The SuperNAP has capacity for 250Megawatts of power, 4.5Million Cubic Feet per Minute of cooling, and an average of 1500Watts per square foot, with nearly 7000 high-density cabinets. This unique environment enables Switch to provide unparalleled mission-critical colocation infrastructure and services to global customers. For more information, visit http://www.switchnap.com/.