Cox Business said today that it has completed fiber-network extensions into one of the world’s largest commercial 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.

“Cox has an established track record of providing secure and reliable data transport solutions for commercial businesses and communications carriers of all sizes,” said Hyman Sukiennik, vice president of Cox Business Arizona. “The i/o Data Centers’ Phoenix One facility houses some of the world’s largest corporations and Web properties, giving Cox Business an opportunity to serve an entirely new set of businesses.”

i/o Data Centers’ Phoenix One facility includes approximately 460,000 square feet of raised floor and utilizes advanced power, cooling and access control systems to ensure “always on” service. Phoenix One also features multiple telecommunications carriers to provide broad Internet bandwidth options and create network redundancy.

Cox Business built dual-fiber entries into the building, supported by redundant network switching centers. The connections reside on multiple OC-192 fiber rings.

Meanwhile, Broomfield, Colo.-based Level 3 Communications has expanded is relationship with i/o Data Centers. 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.

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