Level 3 serves up network services to i/o Data Centers’ customers
Broomfield, Colo.-based Level 3 Communications announced today that it has expanded is relationship with i/o Data Centers.
Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will continue to provide private line and Ethernet-based high-speed Internet services to i/o Data Centers’ Scottsdale One colocation facility in Arizona. With this expanded deal, Level 3 said it was installing a fully redundant fiber connection to i/o Data Centers’ Phoenix One facility, over which it will deliver the same high-speed services.
Level 3’s network allows i/o Data Centers to deliver to its customers network connectivity of up to 10 Gbps – enough capacity to transport 128 simultaneous high-definition video downloads per second – supported by Level 3 service-level agreements.
Level 3 said the direct connection of i/o Data Centers’ colocation customers will eliminate backhaul charges normally paid to the incumbent service provider and increase the cost-effectiveness of network offerings provided by Level 3.
“Level 3’s highly scalable network has made them one of our ideal providers as our customers’ bandwidth demands continue to grow,” said Tony Wanger, i/o Data Centers’ president and founder. “Our customers are looking for reliability and performance, and Level 3 is helping us deliver just that.”
Meanwhile, Cox Business has completed fiber-network extensions into i/o Data Centers. Cox has tapped into i/o Data Centers’ Phoenix One colocation facility, which has more than 530,000 square feet of data center space for businesses to house their enterprise and IT systems. Customers in the data center, which opened recently, can pick Cox to provide network connectivity for their business needs.