Hybrid colocation provider QTS has announced the deployment of Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), a metro dark fiber network provider in QTS’ Atlanta Metro mega data center campus. Bandwidth IG serves mission critical data centers, hyperscale customers and enterprises with high capacity dark fiber services.
Bandwidth IG recently announced that it is deploying a metro dark fiber network in Atlanta intentionally placed to ensure minimal overlap with other networks. The high-density cables would allow Bandwidth IG to deliver a diverse, low-latency, high-count fiber network at a competitive value.
Bandwidth IG’s greater Atlanta network has more than 40 newly built route miles and 75,000 fiber miles. The network reaches 16 data centers, representing nearly 400 megawatts of IT load. As part of this new initiative, Bandwidth IG is deploying eight separate fiber rings that all interconnect in the QTS Atlanta Metro data center campus.
“We are pleased to establish our core presence in QTS, one of the most important data center operators in Atlanta,” said Jim Nolte, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bandwidth IG. “Bandwidth IG’s metro dark fiber rings interconnected with QTS’ flexible connectivity ecosystem offers unlimited solutions for solving high capacity broadband needs with diversity, speed and scalability.”
Cloud and Hybrid Colocation
The QTS connectivity ecosystem features diverse connectivity for cloud and hybrid colocation including carrier-neutral cloud interconnection, multiple fiber routes and IP providers. This includes the world’s largest IP networks, multiple dark and lit fiber providers, redundant transport paths and access to the world’s largest cloud providers.
“The introduction of Bandwidth IG’s high count, diverse fiber rings into our Atlanta Metro facility adds additional value to the dense ecosystem already in place and gives our customers yet another compelling connectivity option,” said Sean Baillie, Executive Vice President, Connectivity Strategy, QTS. “Bandwidth IG’s dark fiber rings all converge and interconnect at our Atlanta campus making QTS the epicenter of next generation fiber connectivity in Atlanta.”
In addition to the network development in Atlanta, Bandwidth IG is 90 days from completing a high-capacity ring in Santa Clara, California to connect another strategic QTS data center campus.
“QTS serves as host to many large technology companies in Silicon Valley who are looking for diverse network options and access to a variety of end points throughout the South Bay – which we can deliver,” added Jim Nolte.