American Fiber Systems Partners with eData Center to Provide ‘Green’ Bandwidth

American Fiber Systems Partners with eData Center to Provide ‘Green’ Bandwidth

eData Center connects to AFS's Atlanta Metro Ethernet Circuit to Support Customers in Need of 100% "Green" Uptime

Atlanta, Ga.– April 30, 2009 — Optical fiber network provider, American Fiber Systems (AFS), and eData Center, LLC (eData), have partnered to provide clients with an environmentally conscious and 100% resilient data backup system. By using their unique, proprietary cooling system, eData has taken the lead in Atlanta on applying "green" technologies to the application of disaster recovery and data storage solutions. By combining eData's technology with a highly reliable connection to AFS's Atlanta backbone, network managers in the greater Metro Atlanta region now have a new alternative for cost-effective, "green" data backup solutions.

The original provider of Atlanta Ethernet service AFS's Atlanta backbone is a preferred network of area data centers. The eData facility now connects directly to AFS's recently upgraded 18,720 miles of Atlanta fiber network.

"Small businesses are concerned about their ability to stay online 24/7," said Eric Klein, Managing Director, eData Center. "When a storm knocks out the power or a connection goes offline, critical elements to daily success are lost–like access to email and the ability to complete important customer transactions. By combining our unique energy efficient approach with AFS's 'bullet-proof' bandwidth, we're able to give Atlanta businesses a highly reliable solution at a very competitive price. Simple as that…"

"Although 'going green' is in fashion these days, we support it because it makes good business sense," said Mike D'Angelo, Senior Vice President, American Fiber Systems. "Being environmentally conscious reduces energy costs and improves reliability. This is a sensible answer for many businesses looking for a high quality, straight-forward, easy-to-understand solution to manage, store and back-up their data. Period."

Recently named #162 Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing companies, American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large and mid-sized enterprises in ten markets nationwide. For more information on partnering with AFS, visit

About American Fiber Systems
American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels;" wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City, Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company led by Dave Rusin who shares insights on telecommunications trends and news on his blog at

About eData Center, LLC
eDataCenter, LLC provides customers with state of the art, fully redundant, secure data center services specializing in colocation, disaster recovery, online backup, and website hosting. Benefits include improved network uptime, reduced outage probability, lower risk, lower cost with flexible packages and a professional staff dedicated to customer service. Additional information can be found by visiting