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RagingWire Launches Colo Connect Service to Deliver “Cage to Cage” Fiber Connectivity to Northern Virginia Data Centers




ASHBURN, VA — (Marketwired) — 09/25/13 — RagingWire Data Centers, the nation-s , announced today the general availability of its product, becoming the first colocation provider to deliver pre-packaged lit and dark fiber connectivity between RagingWire-s Ashburn campus and data facilities in Northern Virginia-s “Data Center Alley,” one of the top destination sites in the United States for .

“We are excited to formally announce the product for customers in our Ashburn data center,” said , vice president of information technology at RagingWire. “Our customers asked for broader access to telecommunications carriers, connections to other area data center deployments, and streamlined data center migrations. Colo Connect turns those requirements into a reality and an advantage for our customers.”

Colo Connect dark fiber connectivity is provided by SummitIG via its underground hardened conduit system. SummitIG owns, operates, and maintains a dense dark fiber infrastructure that spans over 40 contiguous route miles across Northern Virginia.

“SummitIG is thrilled to partner with RagingWire in offering the service, enabling dark fiber connectivity to their customers- endpoints across our robust network,” said Bill Cook, president and CEO of . “Colo Connect is an exciting new product in the and gives RagingWire customers an advantage in custom network connectivity that isn-t available from other network providers.”

A number of RagingWire customers took advantage of an early release of Colo Connect for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and dark fiber connectivity to area data centers and helped shape this service. Preliminary use cases for this service include migration support, interconnections between distributed IT deployments, access to specialized telecommunications providers, and a platform to deploy other network services.

“RagingWire-s Colo Connect service was a significant factor in our decision to migrate our production IT systems to their ,” said Brent Doherty, cofounder of Enterprise Consciousness for Business Networks (ECFBN). “The highly reliable lit fiber service between RagingWire and our old data center was the key to a smooth transition of our systems, but more importantly to maintaining uptime for our customers that rely on us for cloud and hosting services.”

designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000 square feet of in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry. Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top enterprise, Internet, and government organizations. More information is available at .

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