365 Data Centers Sharpens Focus on Colocation Services for Core Markets
Facility upgrades and Internet exchanges will enable customers to scale content distribution at the edge through emerging Media Hubs
Jun 09, 2015, 09:00 ET
EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 365 Data Centers, one of the top U.S. colocation providers by market presence, today announced upgrades to several of its data center facilities, the divestiture of two data centers and an expanded customer support center. These moves underscore the company's primary focus on enabling faster delivery, lower latency and lower cost distribution of content to the edge as the consumption of rich media and video continues to grow.
Building on its leadership position of highly interconnected, carrier-neutral data centers primarily in tier 2 markets, 365 is creating Media Hubs where content publishers, cloud providers and carriers converge in fast-growing emerging markets. To further this strategy, 365 has upgraded several of its data center facilities including those in Buffalo, N.Y., Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Mich. with new power and cooling systems that provide increased power efficiency and support greater demand. As previously announced, 365 recently upgraded its data center in Nashville, Tenn. with new redundant power systems, three new diverse fiber entrances and Nashville's first Internet Exchange (NashIX); a public peering Internet exchange platform for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content owners, businesses and educational institutions.
As part of 365 Data Centers' increased focus on strategic growth markets, the company recently sold its data centers in Dallas and Reston, Va. InfoRelay Online Systems, a provider of colocation and managed services, purchased the Reston facility and is working with 365 on the transition over the next 30 days. The divestiture of these facilities improves 365 Data Centers' profitability and paves the way for future strategic investments.
To better support the growth of the business, 365 is significantly expanding its primary Customer Support and Network Operations Center in Tampa, Fla. The new CSC is expected to open in Q3 of this year.
"Each of these transactions furthers our commitment to facilitate the move of content and cloud services closer to the edge, which significantly improves the user experience. Our facilities offer a rich fabric of interconnection options to multiple distribution networks and are professionally managed to deliver 100 percent uptime. We will continue investing in strategic markets where we enjoy a competitive advantage and where the market is growing rapidly. In most cases, that means emerging Tier 2 cities in the U.S.," said John Scanlon, CEO, 365 Data Centers. "Our focus is on those markets where we see the greatest opportunity, which lead us to divesting ourselves of non-strategic assets."
About 365 Data Centers
365 Data Centers connects carriers, content publishers, cloud providers and their customers, at the edge, in a media-rich world. Through its 15 U.S. data centers, 365 Data Centers offers 100 percent uptime SLA, a national network of carriers and content providers, and colocation and cloud solutions tailored to meet the needs of its customers. For more information, visit 365datacenters.com.
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