SOURCE: Phoenix NAP

Phoenix NAP

February 10, 2011 17:00 ET

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America Selects Phoenix NAP to Support IT Needs

Datacenter Provides Charity With Free Colocation Space, IP Transit Service

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - Phoenix NAP®, a next generation datacenter and network access point, announced today Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, one of the world's leading children's charities, has chosen the Phoenix NAP facility to meet its IT infrastructure and hosting needs. By making this selection, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is securing both the physical server space and Internet bandwidth to continue to grow and effectively deliver its wish-granting mission for children with life-threatening medical conditions across the United States.

"We appreciate Phoenix NAP for making this extremely generous contribution that helps the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a variety of critical needs," said Jim Toy, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America chief information officer. "This provides our organization with next-generation security and connectivity and a 100-percent uptime guarantee, all crucial to our operations. We will be able to better serve our 64 chapters and other constituents across the country, and of course devote much-needed financial resources to granting children's wishes."

The Make-A-Wish Foundation will receive complimentary space and data transit from the datacenter for the national office, located in Phoenix, and its 64 chapters, which serve every community in the United States.

"We've always been very community focused, and we are thrilled to help support a world-class organization like the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Helping them put more funds into wish granting programs is a pleasure and the fact that they are headquartered in Phoenix just reinforces our commitment to this area," said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. 

Phoenix NAP has used local contractors, laborers, and other skilled workforce members in its previous construction phases.

About Phoenix NAP
Phoenix NAP, LLC (www.phoenixnap.com) is a privately held organization of operational, networking and management professionals that have worked in the datacenter and IT fields since the early 1990s. The company employs a unique approach to providing flexible datacenter solutions that are tailored to meet the differing needs of small businesses and large enterprises. For more information, visit the company's website at www.phoenixnap.com.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world's leading children's charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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