November 15, 2012
Alpheus Communications Opens Second Data Center in Dallas
By Ed Silverstein
Alpheus Communications (News - Alert), a provider of metro-regional fiber and networking solutions in Texas, has opened a second data center in Dallas. It will extend data center and network options for businesses located in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
The new data center is served by a fiber route with a 200 Gigabit DWDM connection to Alpheus' fiber backbone, according to news reports. It is also on a reliable electrical grid.
Alpheus leased 3,000 square feet of space for the new data center, according to the Dallas Business Journal. It is located at 2914 Taylor St.
Alpheus’ other Dallas data center is at 2323 Bryant St., and has 5,400 square feet of space.
Businesses using the new data center can customize options for cabinets, cages and racks, according to a company statement. Other options provide for disaster recovery, redundancy and other managed services. It is targeted to businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas.
"With this new data center, we can deliver to customers another digital fortress with fully redundant infrastructure and scalable connectivity to our world-class fiber optic network," said Alpheus CEO Scott Widham. "The size, amenities and location of this new data center in Dallas' central business district give companies easy access to the resilient platform required for cloud-based applications and computing solutions."
Alpheus offers IP transit, Metro Ethernet, regional long-haul and managed network services. Its network includes more than 6,000 miles of metro and long-haul fiber.
Alpheus Communications has also expanded its offerings for Ethernet services in the Rio Grande Valley. It is targeted to domestic carriers and Mexican concessionaires for cross-border data and voice communications, the company said. Solutions include data center connectivity, dedicated Internet access, private-line services and other high-bandwidth services.
“This latest network expansion was driven largely by customer demand to access more Texas markets on our network, so now we’re opening up additional markets and we’re always on the lookout for potential new markets,” Chip Robertson, senior vice president of carrier sales for Alpheus Communications, said in a company statement. “Specific to South Texas, our customers will be able to leverage multiple Alpheus technologies to deliver Ethernet to businesses throughout the Rio Grande Valley while also using our network to haul traffic back to large metro markets throughout the state.”
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Edited by Braden Becker
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