AboveNet Connects to Latisys Ashburn Colocation Facility

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 24, 2011 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it has connected its fiber optic network to the new Latisys Ashburn Colocation Campus in Virginia. Latisys data center customers can now leverage AboveNet’s high performance solutions for diverse, scalable network connectivity.

Latisys’ campus is strategically located in one of the leading U.S. business centers just 10 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport and the central federal government buildings. Enterprises and carriers at the Ashburn location will have access to AboveNet’s high bandwidth, low-latency connectivity solutions for secure business communications in and between the National Capital Region.

“AboveNet has established itself as one of the most reliable, scalable and diverse high bandwidth connectivity providers in the Metro DC region, and their diverse solutions portfolio will meet the mission critical needs of our customers,” said David Haskell, Regional Sales Director, Latisys-Ashburn. “AboveNet has built or is currently building private fiber into all Latisys’ North America facilities, and today’s announcement extends the strong relationship the two firms have established.”

AboveNet provides a complete portfolio of metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services. Potential benefits to Latisys customers include:

Multi-protocol support – Simplifies connectivity into the LAN.
Scalability – adding capacity to the network is as simple as inserting a card and customers can scale from 1Gbps to 40Gbps.
Reliability – AboveNet WDM networks are designed to ensure highest availability, reliability and security.
Business continuity – Fiber Channel, ESCON or FICON for data mirroring, Storage Area Networks or other disaster recovery solutions.
Diversity – completely bypasses the ILEC or CLEC legacy networks.
Simple fiber handoff – no copper, pure fiber based network.
Industry-leading latency guarantee – added assurance with AboveNet’s Agility Guarantee program.

The Latisys Ashburn Facility represents an AboveNet IP POP (point-of-presence) which enables AboveNet to deliver Tier 1 IP service to Latisys client base at affordable rates. Customers also can benefit from AboveNet’s world-class fiber optic network with connections to buildings containing more than 450 data centers and expansive infrastructure that includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 13,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

“AboveNet is pleased to link our network to the Latisys Ashburn facility,” said Matt Johns, director of Mid-Atlantic Sales at AboveNet. “Our relationship with Latisys enables us to further extend our metro area and wide area network in this key U.S. region.”

AboveNet is also connected to Latisys facilities in Irvine, California and Chicago.

About AboveNet, Inc.

AboveNet, Inc. provides high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

About Latisys

Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and private cloud solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density, SAS70 Type II compliant data centers across the United States, Latisys offers scalable outsourced IT infrastructure management solutions that provide customers what they need, when they need it. The firm’s new, state-of-the-art Tier III data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia compliments existing facility operations in Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California. As a data center-centric company, Latisys is quickly becoming the hosting and colocation company of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. All while optimizing clients’ return on investment. All while ‘delivering more_’. Call  1-866-956-9594 or visitwww.latisys.com for additional information.
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