Cox Business announced today that it has completed fiber network extensions to one of the largest commercial data centers in the world.
IO Data Centers’ Phoenix ONE colocation facility represents more than 530,000 square feet of data center space for businesses to house enterprise and mission critical IT systems. Customers in the recently-opened data center now have the ability to select Cox to provide reliable network connectivity for their hosted business needs.
“Cox has an established track record of providing secure and reliable data transport solutions for commercial businesses and communications carriers of all sizes,” said Hyman Sukiennik, vice president of Cox Business Arizona. “The IO Data Centers’ Phoenix ONE facility houses some of the world’s largest corporations and Web properties, giving Cox Business an opportunity to serve an entirely new set of businesses.”
IO Data Centers’ Phoenix ONE facility includes approximately 460,000 square feet of raised floor and utilizes advanced power, cooling and access control systems to ensure “always on” service. Phoenix ONE features multiple telecommunications carriers to provide broad Internet bandwidth options and create network redundancy.
Cox Business built dual fiber entries into the building, supported by redundant network switching centers. The connections reside on multiple OC-192 fiber rings, the highest network bandwidth available. Cox Business can serve as the primary and back-up network connection for all data center customers to meet their business continuity requirements. Existing Cox Business customers can easily extend their existing Cox Business wide area network services to connect to the data center.
“Because many of the servers support business critical applications, customers at our facilities are very concerned about reliability,” said Anthony Wanger, president, IO Data Centers. “We’re glad to be able to offer our customers access to a variety of tier 1 carriers, including Cox, to provide that reliability.”
Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 250,000 small and regional businesses, including health care providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is the fourth largest provider of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports. Cox is the currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 650,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com.
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