FiberLight expands connectivity at H5 Data Centers in San An

FiberLight expands connectivity at H5 Data Centers in San Antonio

16 September 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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H5 Data Centers and FiberLight have partnered to expand connectivity at H5 Data Centers’ San Antonio data centre.

The expansion supports a low-latency network connecting Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, plus Corpus Christi, Laredo and McAllen, and includes new, diverse fibre routes to the US-Mexico border.

“Our San Antonio edge data center serves a combination of international carriers, content distribution networks, ISPs and cloud services providers,” said Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers.

“FiberLight’s expansion to 100 Taylor St. will continue to build upon the growing interconnection ecosystem.”

FiberLight’s point of presence also offers H5 Data Centers’ customers easy access to FiberLight’s expansive Texas fibre network.

“We’re thrilled to be working alongside H5 Data Centers to bring enhanced connectivity options to the Texas region, and we look forward to expanding this collaboration to ensure a growing number of customers can access the robust data centre and high-capacity fibre capabilities they rely on,” added Simon Cooper, director of business development for data centre partnerships at FiberLight.

“As part of our Texas Express Routes, H5 Data Centers is integral to FiberLight enabling network operators, enterprises, wireless operators, managed service providers and international carriers across Texas to quickly and cost-effectively deploy connectivity to commercial, data centre, cloud on-ramp and IP peering sites. All sites on these routes, including 100 Taylor St., are available on a 25-day installation interval or shorter to ensure fast turn-ups.”

H5 Data Centers’ San Antonio edge data centre offers an 85,000 square-foot carrier hotel, access to more than 25 communications carriers and acts as a top point of interconnection in San Antonio.

In related news, FiberLight completed what it describes as a strategic recapitalisation, which includes $325 million in financing, with a preeminent global investment and advisory financial services firm, back in August.