NEF Partner Fibertech Networks made the following announcement today:
The continued growth of data transmission, storage and processing is causing demand to outpace the current supply by as much as three times, according to industry analysts. In an effort to meet this demand, Fibertech Networks and Xand Corporation have teamed up to offer 100%, fully resilient fiber optic connectivity to Xand's 30,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Westchester County Data Center.
The newly installed Fibertech service at Xand will provide additional capacity, redundancy and resiliency to customers that Xand serves throughout the Connecticut and Westchester County, NY metropolitan area.
"We understand our customers have zero tolerance for downtime. That makes the communications piece a key component in our overall value proposition. The ability for a client to connect to our facility with Fibertech's fast and secure network will make all the difference in delivering a solution that meets today's customers' sophisticated business requirements", said Jim Kramer, Vice President of Sales for Xand Corporation. "The service expansion with Fibertech allows Xand to offer customers options of guaranteed reliability through a world class communications provider."
Fibertech, a leading regional provider of fiber optic bandwidth services, owns and operates a nearly statewide fiber optic network in Connecticut. The network measures more than 2,100 miles reaching into Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Norwalk and Stamford, among others cities. It also connects north from Hartford to Springfield, MA, and Southwest from Stamford into White Plains, NY. In addition, the company recently completed a new metro network in Westchester County, NY, totaling more than 60 miles.
The company can leverage this infrastructure to provide a range of connectivity to area businesses, ranging in speeds from point-to-point and metro multi-point Ethernet service from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps; OC3 to OC192, in addition to the unlimited bandwidth of dark fiber optics.
"Financial and healthcare institutions, among several other industries, are investing in secure connectivity for their storage, management and processing of digital information," said Michael C. Hurley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fibertech. "Through this agreement with Xand, we can provide a fully resilient solution to more than 90% of Connecticut and a significant number of Westchester County, NY, businesses."
Headquartered in Hawthorne, NY, Xand's core business is in delivering Colocation and Enterprise Server hosting, functioning as a production Data Center for many local businesses. In addition, Xand provides hot site, or secondary site services for many firms throughout the region.
Business Continuity sites are established at Xand utilizing server virtualization, sophisticated replication of data, redundant power circuits and diverse connections to the Internet, all to achieve environments with no single points of failure.