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September 19, 2012

DuPont Fabros Technology Selects Sidera's Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network, Erects New Fiber Connections

By Peter Bernstein, Senior Editor

An example of this criticality is the selection by DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), a major owner, developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers, of Sidera Networks’ Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency fiber network to provide fiber connectivity between DFT’s NJ1 data center in Piscataway, NJ and 2905 Diehl Road in Aurora, IL.

Sidera has become a popular provider of data center connectivity for the financial services industry. Its fiber network meets the rigorous requirements for very low latency connections that financial services companies must have to assure lighting fast transactions in a world that is 24/7/365.

Connecting data center concentrations

Sidera is already connected to DFT’s recently delivered ACC6 data center located in Ashburn, VA. This is a vital datacenter for DFT. IT happens to be located in an area that has become a focal point for data center location. In fact, for those familiar with the outages cause by this summer’s violent thunderstorms that hit the Washington, D.C. metro area it might be remembered that major services like Amazon and AOL (News - Alert) had challenges as a result of not having enough diversity to and around this area when the storms hit.

The good news here is that the area provides a termination point for Sidera’s Transcom Route – a diverse fiber route that is the only one providing an alternate route in the Northeast from the heavily congested I-95 corridor, including an option to bypass downtown Washington, D.C. This means that DFT’s tenants can access these diverse fiber paths and high-speed connectivity between Aurora, IL, Piscataway, NJ, and Ashburn, VA. 

It also translates into connectivity on the Sidera Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency network between major financial hubs throughout the New York metro market, Chicago and Aurora, IL; Toronto, Canada and London, U.K. for such things as financial services applications, back-up and recovery, cloud services and more.

“Sidera’s Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency network enhances our ability to provide direct connectivity to the financial services market,” commented Vinay Nagpal, director of Carrier Relations at DuPont Fabros Technology. “Our highly secure wholesale data center solutions now provide high-demand and big bandwidth connectivity leveraging Sidera’s ultra fast network.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide fast connectivity solutions to DuPont Fabros Technology’s customers,” added Clint Heiden (News - Alert), president of Sidera Networks. “Our network is 100G ready and, in most cases, we can turn up customers in less than two weeks from any of DuPont’s connected data center facilities.”

Sidera delivers high-speed connectivity through its Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency network solutions between major financial hubs throughout the New York metro market, Chicago and Aurora, IL; Toronto, Canada and London, U.K.

As Joe Cumello, vice president of Marketing at Sidera told TMCnet, “We are very focused on every data center in our footprint. The imperatives are clear for assuring that data center need to have the best connections and performance possible to connect to their customers.”

It should lastly be noted that for data center operators, having access to network service providers that will be able to handle the demands that are arising, in no small measure from the growing unpredictability of traffic particularly in relationship to the cloud, will be critical. Two terms we are going to hear a lot more about in the future are “elastic bandwidth” and “elastic computing.” This makes sense in an “(fill in the blank) as a service” (XaaS) world where having a “network on demand” that can burst, be throttled and where customers pay only for what they need at any given period of time and pay as they grow is going to create even greater demand for the type of ultra-low latency fiber solutions like that of Sidera.

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