ASHBURN, Va., May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- USA FIBER engineers, builds and operates mission critical underground conduit and dark fiber networks for clients, today announced the signing of one of the top three largest cloud services companies in the world in its newly installed conduit and dark fiber platform in Ashburn, VA. The client selected USA FIBER for the scale of inventory, quality of the construction and the engineering specifications within its secure underground conduit infrastructure.
In terms of overall power capacity, Northern Virginia, with a concentration in Ashburn, is the United States' largest data center market. With over 425 MW of commissioned critical power, this extremely mature market traces its roots to the U.S. Government's experiments in wide area fiber optic networking in 1969. Since then, the Northern Virginia area became a hub of low-latency connections to the national fiber network backbone serving Washington, DC's largest public and private enterprises. USA FIBER is one of the newest and largest infrastructure owners in the Ashburn market. Cloud services companies, like the one that just signed with USA FIBER, require a scale unprecedented in the industry, consuming multiple conduits to support the massive compute power. As an example of this scale, the compute power consumed in a full year, just four years ago, is now being consumed every month on leading cloud platforms.
"USA FIBER is a company built on a foundation laid over 58 years in the mission critical communications infrastructure industry. Providing underground conduit, maintained and managed by our experienced team in Northern Virginia to one of the three largest cloud services companies is an exciting step forward for our company, and the market. We have a strong pipeline coming from companies in enterprise, healthcare, government, content and cloud. Companies are looking to create the next generation secure and scalable network infrastructure they control," said John Schmitt, Chief Revenue Officer at USA FIBER.
The Ashburn Ring offers clients complete access to USA FIBER's 7.2 mile diverse ring and the ability to simply connect into over 30 of the key data centers, including key peering points such as Equinix. USA FIBER is connecting the Ashburn Ring to its newest project currently under construction, the Ashburn Express, a low latency cable system being built to connect Ashburn to Montgomery County, MD and on to Baltimore, MD on a new underground boring of the Potomac River, separated from the current routes that go through Washington, DC. Cloud services, government, carriers and enterprise clients will be able to reduce latency by upwards of 25% and connect to Ashburn without regens once the network is complete in late 2016.
About USA FIBER
USA FIBER is a purpose built, high capacity, dark fiber network provider. USA FIBER engineers, builds and maintains application and carrier neutral dark fiber networks designed for mission critical customers. This strategy allows clients to connect with their applications and customers, on their own terms. Founded by Ken Goff and Judd Carothers, USA FIBER has deep expertise on staff in the most stringent of dark fiber networks, encompassing over 10,000 route miles and 50 years of excellence. USA FIBER owns and operates dark fiber routes, focusing on purpose built new routes that add diversity, performance and scalability for client's coast to coast. www.USAFIBER.com @usafiber #darkfiber #datacenter #cloud #telecom #fiber @usafibersales #AshburnExpress
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