SOURCE: Lexent Metro Connect

Lexent Metro Connect

April 29, 2010 08:01 ET

Lexent Metro Connect Extends Its Network to CoreSite at 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York City

Further Leveraging Lexent's Access to Key Financial Nodes in the NY Metro Area

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) -  Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, announces today that it has extended its footprint to CoreSite's New York data center at 32 Avenue of the Americas. CoreSite is a national data center, colocation and peering provider with eleven data centers across the United States. This latest network deployment further extends Lexent's access to key financial network hubs in and around the New York metro area.

"CoreSite's New York data center is a high quality facility with the most modern space available in this market," states Ray La Chance, President of Lexent Metro Connect. "As Lexent continues to build low latency dark fiber networks to connect the area's major financial exchanges and data centers, it is critical for us to extend our network into the CoreSite data center at 32 Avenue of the Americas. Our network is now another option for CoreSite's banking and trading customers to receive high quality, low latency connectivity to major financial access nodes throughout the New York metro market."

32 Avenue of the Americas is one of the key carrier hotel facilities in New York City. CoreSite's data center within the building was designed to provide both wholesale data center and cage-to-cage cabinet colocation space, capable of cooling high performance computing environments. In addition, the facility provides access to CoreSite's Any2 Northeast Internet exchange, a distributed exchange point that facilitates interconnection between the company's Boston, New York, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. data centers.

Lexent is the only dark fiber provider that designs, constructs, operates, and maintains its dark fiber networks in-house, ensuring cost-effective solutions and rapid network delivery timeframes. As such, Lexent can quickly and flexibly augment its customers' networks with custom designed solutions to meet network needs.

"We are very excited to have Lexent Metro Connect extend their dark fiber network to our New York data center at 32 Avenue of the Americas," continues Joe Kiaer, CoreSite Vice President. "We pride ourselves in delivering high quality, efficient data centers that exceed the needs of today's most discerning enterprise customers. Lexent's low latency dark fiber network will be a high quality, cost-effective solution for our diverse customer base in New York that includes leading financial service providers and other leading enterprises."

This dark fiber extension is a second interconnection point for Lexent within 32 Avenue of the Americas. With over 100 PoPs throughout the New York and New Jersey metro areas, Lexent's ultra low latency dark fiber builds provide its global client base freedom of choice for wholesale connectivity as well as increased performance. For more information, please visit www.lexent.net.

About Lexent Metro Connect
Lexent Metro Connect, LLC offers enterprise customers and service providers in New York City and its surrounding boroughs state-of-the-art, custom built, dark fiber optic networks. As a leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, Lexent is the only fiber company that owns, operates, builds and maintains its own dark fiber network in-house. Lexent offers its customers the option to leverage an existing dark fiber network as an extension of their own, or to build a new, dedicated, private fiber network in the City.  Lexent also provides direct connectivity to carrier-neutral colocation facilities, enabling Freedom of Choice in pursuing wholesale buying of Network Services.  Lexent's ever-growing network provides diverse connectivity between regional Carrier Hotels, Central Offices, and Enterprise Buildings. For more information on Lexent Metro Connect, please email info@lexent.net or call 212.981.0700.

About CoreSite
CoreSite partners with customers to provide reliable, secure data centers that improve business continuity and promote the growth of their ICT infrastructure. The company builds and manages data centers across the United States, offering more than two million square feet of wholesale data center space and cage-to-cabinet colocation to more than 500 customers. A Carlyle portfolio company, CoreSite delivers the level of security, service, and network access businesses need to compete in the global marketplace. Visit http://www.CoreSite.com for additional information.

Contact Information

  • For Lexent Metro Connect media enquiries, please contact:
    Jaymie Scotto & Associates
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    For CoreSite media enquiries, please contact:
    Mark Jobson, Marketing Director
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