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Fibre Connectivity At London Data Centre | iomart Group plc

1st October 2009 · Press Releases

AboveNet, a leading provider of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers, has partnered with iomart Hosting to deliver mission-critical applications within the City of London. It has connected iomart Hosting’s Tier 3 data centre to its dedicated fibre network to enable customers to benefit from the fastest speeds and most secure connections to their vital data and applications.

iomart Hosting, one of Europe’s largest providers of data centre, managed hosting and business continuity services, specialises in providing highly secure cloud and server hosting services, with redundant power and onsite engineers at the ready 24/7. AboveNet now provides direct, low latency connectivity to and from iomart Hosting’s customers across the capital, giving the best connectivity possible – and peace of mind for those dependent on iomart Hosting’s services for their essential applications.

Cloud computing services will ultimately only be trusted for mission-critical applications if they are delivered over a highly available, fast, dependable network,” said John Donaldson, managing director at AboveNet UK. “That means removing possible points of failure – such as passage through exchanges present in traditional networks – for the reliability today’s businesses need. By making this investment in dedicated fibre connectivity, we are able to deliver a highly scalable, ultra-fast and secure solution to London’s businesses – and are helping make the promises of cloud computing a reality.”

AboveNet continues to expand its fibre footprint by connecting to iomart’s facility in City Road, which becomes the latest data centre to take full advantage of AboveNet’s Dark Fibre, IP Transit, Metro and International Ethernet services. The move is part of AboveNet’s investment strategy, speculatively connecting to vital locations to support the growing need for high-bandwidth solutions.

Phil Worms, Marketing Director at iomart Hosting said; “We are delighted that we are now able to offer AboveNet’s low-latency fibre optic high performance services to our London data centre customers. As organizations, such as the demanding new media market and finance sectors, move to the cloud, it is imperative that they do so with total confidence in the abilities of their chosen provider. Far greater importance is now placed on the reliability, performance and efficiencies of both the supporting data centre and network, which is why we are pleased to be working with AboveNet. As a company that has built an excellent reputation for its superb technology, service and reliability, we are totally confident in AboveNet’s ability to deliver.”

About AboveNet, Inc.

AboveNet, Inc. provides high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among 15 top U.S. metro markets and London. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

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