Global data center colocation provider Switch (NYSE: SWCH) has added Bandwidth IG’s dark fiber to its data center campus in Atlanta. Bandwidth IG’s Greater Atlanta dark fiber network spans more than 50 route miles and 93,000 route miles.
Switch’s ‘exascale’ colocation data centers are designed to meet the unique needs of High Performance Computing (HPC). Their data center environment requires infrastructure that can meet the data-intensive demands of the applications that manage the flow of data. With the rise of HPC, as well as the increased demand for more bandwidth driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT (Internet of Things) devices and Big Data, the need for high-quality dark fiber like Bandwidth IG is providing is also rising.
“This important agreement between Switch and Bandwidth IG is part of Switch’s strategic infrastructure development to accelerate our growth in Atlanta,” said Scott Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Connectivity at Switch. “Bandwidth IG brings the dark fiber infrastructure necessary to quickly and securely transmit data that our host of clients can leverage for their mission critical communications.”
Greater Atlanta Area
Bandwidth IG’s newly constructed dark fiber network provides a scalable, flexible network that is custom-built to meet the needs of data centers and enterprises throughout the Greater Atlanta area, one of the largest data center markets in the U.S. Together, Bandwidth IG and Switch are creating a connectivity solution that meets the distinctive needs of HPC data center environments, including the advanced power and cooling needs.
“Modern businesses require modern network infrastructure for tethering external data centers back to company headquarters or other critical locations where data is stored,” said Jim Nolte, CEO for Bandwidth IG. “While most of the networks out there are over 20 years old, our dark fiber networks are brand new and can easily meet the high standards of today’s digital enterprises.”
Bandwidth IG was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. The company’s Northern California network offers more than 160 route miles and 289,000 fiber miles.
The Switch PRIMES colocation data centers are located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia. According to Switch, these are the world’s most powerful ‘exascale’ data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s data centers and technology solutions.