Cox Business announced today it has completed fiber network extensions to i/o Data Centers’ Phoenix ONE co-location facility, with more than 530,000 square feet of data center space for businesses to house enterprise IT systems. Customers in the recently-opened data center now have the ability to select Cox to provide reliable network connectivity for their hosted business needs.

"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," said Hyman Sukiennik, VP of Cox Business Arizona, in a prepared statement.

Cox Business built dual fiber entries into the building, supported by redundant network switching centers. The connections reside on multiple OC-192 fiber rings, the highest network bandwidth available. (For more on Cox Business, click here).

"Because many of the servers support business critical applications, customers at our facilities are very concerned about reliability," said Anthony Wanger, president of i/o Data Centers, in a statement. "We’re glad to be able to offer our customers access to a variety of Tier 1 carriers, including Cox, to provide that reliability."

In related news, Level 3 Communications has announced that it is expanding its 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 co-location facility. With this expanded deal, Level 3 is 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 up to 10 Gbps – enough capacity to transport 128 simultaneous high-definition (HD) video downloads per second – supported by Level 3 service level agreements. For more on Level 3, click here).

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