FiberLight to build into Tier 3 Dallas data centre
15 March 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe
FiberLight has partnered with Provision Data Services to construct dual entrances into its recently opened downtown Dallas facility.
Dallas-headquartered Provision has constructed a 137,000 sq ft data infrastructure at 2020 Live Oak Street, which features 14MW capacity in Dallas’ Central Business District (CBD). Once construction into the facility is finished, local and regional businesses will have access to scalable Provision colocation and interconnection services.
“Our new data centre in the heart of Dallas’ CBD offers unrivalled available square footage and power redundancy, plus the experience and expertise that comes from our leadership team’s combined 80 years in the data centre and transport industries,” said Clay Hill, Provision’s co-founder and chief executive officer.
“By providing custom-engineered colocation design alongside in-demand storage and managed cloud solutions, Provision is poised to offer businesses in North Texas robust and reliable data centre offerings with convenience.”
CBD businesses will also have access to carrier-class fibre-optic networking solutions through FiberLight, which owns and manages over 1.7 million fibre miles in over 400 cities and towns across the US. The facility offers additional choices for customised colocation, cloud storage and ultra-low latency transport.
The presence of FiberLight, a last-mile fibre transport services provider, within the facility will allow tenants to secure high-bandwidth connectivity to its dense optical network for transport between the data centre, into critical business locations, and back to the internet through additional peering points and Points of Presence (PoPs).
Further, the construction required for this project will tie into FiberLight’s existing multi-state metro footprints over its recently announced 100-Gigabit long-haul network.
Jim Lynch, chief executive officer for FiberLight, added: “FiberLight has invested heavily in strengthening our fibre-rich network in Texas, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting the unmatched growth of its technology markets and overall economy.
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