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RagingWire Announces Initial Carriers for Virginia Data Center(February 02, 2012)
SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/02/12 -- RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, announced its initial carrier deployment today for their new Virginia data center. The Ashburn, Virginia, facility is designed from the ground up as a carrier neutral facility boasting carrier-friendly features such as complimentary space and power for qualified facility-based fiber providers.
RagingWire Virginia's initial fiber carrier partners include Level3 Communications, XO Communications, Verizon Business, FiberGate, Abovenet Communications, Fiberlight Communications and Yellow Fiber Communications. Several other carriers are in the final stages of due diligence for possible deployments. All carriers will be accessible to RagingWire VA1 customers via fiber cross-connects and will offer a variety of services from dark fiber and optical wavelengths to conventional telephone service.
"Carrier interest in the RagingWire Virginia data center has been extremely high," said Yatish Mishra, president and CEO of RagingWire. "We see fiber providers as our partners in providing the highest possible levels of service to our customers, many of whom have extremely large bandwidth requirements."
Carrier selection is no small matter at RagingWire, which conducted significant research amongst current and prospective customers before deciding on the first group of carriers at the Virginia datacenter. Criteria for selection included customer demand, high bandwidth availability, unique capabilities, and competitive pricing.
"Our commitment to highly available network capacity is unparalleled," said Daniel Golding, vice president and general manager of RagingWire Northern Virginia. "We want to ensure that the capacity our customers demand is always available by utilizing multi-carrier, diversely-routed and protected cross connects."
RagingWire has long been a champion of carrier neutrality at their two data centers in Sacramento, California. These two facilities, which include nearly a half million square feet of data center space, provide access to numerous carriers for over 150 customers. The new RagingWire Virginia facility will offer 140k square feet of datacenter capacity for customers demanding the highest levels of reliability and redundancy.
RagingWire Data Centers provides highly customized and flexible collocation solutions to meet the needs of high-density, data-intensive enterprise companies. RagingWire operates N+2 redundant, highly secure Enterprise Data Center campuses in California and Northern Virginia engineered to provide 100% availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions for companies with mission critical IT systems. Outsourcing to RagingWire's carrier-neutral data centers enables clients to reduce operating costs, be more efficient, and improve time to market. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.
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