PAETEC Opens Boston-Area Data Center

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PAETEC Holding Corp. today opened a large new high-tech data center in Andover, Mass., just north of Boston. The center is designed to help customers maintain critical data, server-operating applications, network, and communications assets. The company says it also represents a major step forward in its goals to support cloud computing.

The center serves companies in New England and beyond, particularly those that need geographic redundancy or a presence on the East Coast for reduced latency. The two-story, 92,700 square-foot facility includes nearly an acre of raised floor space for customers to collocate their servers, routers, and other communication equipment.

“Moving business applications from the desktop to the cloud will bring efficiency not possible before," said Arunas Chesonis, chairman and CEO, PAETEC. “With our expertise in telecommunications and data convergence, we’re in a leading position to support the shift towards cloud computing and can provide our customers with a comprehensive set of managed service solutions to meet their business goals."

PAETEC plans to open eight more data centers around the country in the next year and a half, with new centers in Houston, Milwaukee, and Phoenix scheduled for later this year.

The Andover center will offer Data Backup and Recovery to ensure regulatory compliance, disaster preparedness and business continuity, as well as Dedicated Hosted Services and Shared Web Hosting based on a customer’s need to either maintain complete administrative control or completely outsource network monitoring and management.

PAETEC has more than 32 acres of data center space around the country. It serves customers in financial services, government, health care, higher education, and hospitality industries.

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