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Metro Ethernet: Cervalis Teams with AboveNet to Provide Additional Networking Capabilities


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June 14, 2011

Metro Ethernet: Cervalis Teams with AboveNet to Provide Additional Networking Capabilities

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

A provider of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions, AboveNet will connect to the Cervalis data centers located in Stamford, Conn., and Totowa, N.J., to provide connectivity in and between metro markets in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Cervalis is partnering with AboveNet and its high performance telecommunications network, said Michael Boccardi, president and CEO Cervalis, adding that the partnership is part of Cervalis’ continuing efforts to provide additional premiere networking capabilities to customers.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, customers will now have access to AboveNet’s private, optical network and extensive fiber footprint.

Moreover, AboveNet is expected to provide customers of Cervalis with diverse, low-latency routes to other top business centers. Giving an example, company officials said that a company that operates in the Cervalis center in Stamford or Totowa will be able to establish a metro Ethernet connection to its office location, remote data center and to business partners within top metro locations. 

Also, Stamford-based Cervalis data center represents an AboveNet IP point-of-presence (POP). Company officials said that this enables AboveNet to deliver Tier 1 IP service to the Cervalis client base at affordable rates. AboveNet offers a complete portfolio of metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services. Cervalis customers also can benefit from the company’s fiber optic network in both the U.S and Europe, with connections to buildings containing over 400 data centers.

“AboveNet is uniquely positioned to serve the high bandwidth customers located in the Cervalis data centers,” said Rajiv Datta, chief operating officer at AboveNet. 

In addition to more than 2.3 million fiber miles, the company’s infrastructure also includes an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone. Datta said that the company’s network is specifically engineered to deliver fast, dedicated, secure connectivity to critical business locations.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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