TierPoint, a U.S. provider of cloud hosting, colocation, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, has announced that Level 3 Communications is extending its global fiber network into the company’s New York data center in Westchester County.
The Level 3 implementation in metropolitan New York City expands TierPoint’s Hawthorne-based carrier network. This brings the number of states in which TierPoint data centers have Level 3 on-net presence to seven, including its facilities in Washington, Texas, Oklahoma and Maryland.
Through TierPoint and its reseller partners, customers will be able to purchase Internet and private network services from Level 3 in conjunction with TierPoint’s suite of managed services.
“Level 3 enhances our portfolio of communication carriers, giving customers better redundancy, a stronger global footprint, and premium speed and reliability,” said Ralph Thomas, general manager of TierPoint New York. “In tandem with our cloud hosting and colocation managed services, Level 3 gives us another avenue to deliver exceptional customer service.”
The Level 3 build-out is taking place in phases. Today customers have access to a global connectivity solution that uses both TierPoint and Level 3. By the fall of this year, Level 3 expects to have completed a dual-entrance connection point directly into TierPoint’s Hawthorne data center designed for scalability and advanced failover capabilities.
With corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, TierPoint operates 13 highly-redundant, Tier III plus data centers in the states of Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.