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June 27, 2012

Optical Communications Group Connects "Manhattan Bypass" Route to Europe to DuPont Fabros Technology's NJ1 Data Center



By Tanya Palta
TMCnet Contributing Writer



At the Telecom Exchange Press Room, Optical Communications Group, announced the commencement of the Manhattan Bypass" network at the DuPont Fabros Technology's NJ1 data center. The privately held fiber optic connectivity provider was quick to highlight the uniqueness of the route from New Jersey to Europe and how being located at Piscataway, NJ1,  has become one of the most efficient data centers available in the Greater Metro New York Area.

"Our OCG route travels through New Jersey straight to Europe, avoiding the traditional and congested connection points within Manhattan," states Brad Ickes, president of OCG. "With this diversity, NJ1 customers have added redundancy and security for their critical networks. This flexibility allows for primary network maintenance and cost effective bandwidth bursts."

"Carriers continue to build their fiber networks to NJ1," states Vinay Nagpal, director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology. "With over a dozen carriers operational at NJ1, we offer optimal connectivity options to several major financial centers including Mahwah, Carteret, Chicago, and now to European markets."

OCG's "Manhattan Bypass" has been designed to avoid the overcrowded routes in Manhattan by linking through the landing stations in Long Island. From NJ1, the unique path travels to Long Island via Staten Island and Brooklyn. Once it ends up at Long Island, the network connects to three transatlantic cables: AC-2/Yellow, Apollo and AC-1, which ensure low latency connectivity to Europe for enterprise and financial customers pursuing variety in the region.

Apart from the route to Europe, OCG is delivering diversity from NJ1 to Manhattan through an alternative network ring. The alternate New Jersey to Manhattan cable travels from NJ1 to Manhattan via Staten Island and Brooklyn and the network diversity provides redundancy for clients in the event of a power failure in Manhattan. Additionally, the route is obtainable for temporary connections to increase primary routes without earning substantial fees. The routes are available for customized periods of time, and availability is seldom an issue.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
 
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