360networks Adds NoCal Data Center

Adding to its data center business, wholesaler 360networks said it has completed a fiber-optic cable build-out to Advanced Data Centers McClellan Park facility, in Northern California. The deployment gives ADC new routes to 360networks backbone from the data center, which serves the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

With 360networks as our backbone provider we are now able to offer low latency (2.3 milliseconds), 10- and 40-Gig service to key sites in the Bay Area, including Equinix in San Jose,” said Michael Cohen, president of Advanced Data Centers, in a statement.

Located on a former Air Force base, the McClellan Park data center offers low power costs ($.08 per kilowatt-hour) and tax credits on servers, routers, and other equipment. Founded in 2006, San Francisco-based Advanced Data Centers focuses on building low-cost, low-power green data centers in Northern California. McClellan Park is its first facility. 

Demand for wholesale co-location and cloud computing is growing rapidly, benefiting fiber network providers and vendors alike. In part to meet this demand, 360 plans to launch a Layer-2 carrier Ethernet service later this year. The carrier, which offers wholesale services over an 18,000-mile fiber-optic network in the West, has significantly expanded its footprint in Northern California since launching services there early this year.

As VoIP, softswitches and SIP transform enterprise communications, major carriers like AT&T and BT Group are looking to high-performance, lower-cost data centers to drive their business. To serve that market, vendors like Cisco have launched gear and software to help operators reduce the expense, management complexity, and power consumption of their data centers.

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