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Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), a fast-growing U.S. metro dark fiber provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has announced that its dark fiber connectivity solutions are now available across Digital Realty’s (NYSE: DLR) connected data center campuses in Silicon Valley and Atlanta.
Bandwidth IG now connects to 13 Digital Realty data centers in Silicon Valley, including Digital Realty’s recently announced facility at 641 Walsh in Santa Clara.
Digital Realty’s new and current data centers, as well as key connectivity to its worldwide partners across Silicon Valley, would benefit from the deployment of several brand-new dark fiber lines by Bandwidth IG. Currently, Bandwidth IG delivers varied connection to all Digital Realty sites in Atlanta. This includes 56 Marietta, a highly connected Internet hub owned and maintained by Digital Realty that has grown in importance as a key gateway to the Southeast.
“As two of the top data center markets in the U.S., Silicon Valley and Atlanta are home to businesses that are increasingly reliant on processing large data sets to run their enterprise,” said Jim Nolte, CEO for Bandwidth IG. “Our customers, either digitally transformed or on their way, look for four things in their network – low signal loss, low-latency, diversity and inventory. In essence, they need the high-quality connectivity that only brand-new, dark fiber networks can provide.”
Connectivity and Interconnectivity Options
With 290 facilities in 47 metros across 24 countries on six continents, Digital Realty’s global data center network provides clients access to a broad portfolio of linked communities worldwide.
“We’re working with the industry to build the largest open network fabric connecting centers of data, and Bandwidth IG’s fiber services are a critical part of that,” said Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Digital Realty. “The new connectivity and interconnectivity options from Bandwidth IG represent significant milestones in delivering on our call to action to join with us in building an open interconnection strategy that will truly enable connected data communities.”