Host.net Acquires Ft. Lauderdale Data Center & Colocation Operations
BOCA RATON, FL (Gawkwire.com) Host.net, a leading provider of colocation, network transport and transit services, announced today it has acquired a 12,000 Sq. Ft. Data Center and its’ Colocation customers. This center was previously occupied by Hostway and Affinity Internet/ValueWeb.
Jeffrey Davis, Host.net’s Co-Founder & CEO, said “the move into Ft. Lauderdale reflects Host.net’s strategy of expanding in its existing markets to better service our customers needs. Our team has done a wonderful job of delivering a disciplined local service-driven business model, while deepening our footprint and service delivery capabilities. As a result, we have achieved significant scale without diminishing our core value proposition – strong local market presence and customer service.”
“We will be adding over 40Gbps of lit Internet and Transport connectivity as well as increasing the cooling and electrical capacity of this newly acquired facility,” stated Randy Epstein, Host.net’s Co-Founder & CIO. “The building boasts diverse conduit and fiber entrance facilities from such carriers as FiberLight, AT&T, Level(3), tw telecom & FPL FiberNet along with Host.net’s own metro fiber network.”
According to Host.net’s Chief Marketing Officer, Lenny Chesal, “Customers and partners have been asking Host.net to consider opening a Ft. Lauderdale facility to provide additional geographic diversity and business solutions, which is in line with the company’s long-term strategic plan. Our success in partnering with clients combined with a truly local service philosophy has enabled us to extend a customer-focused team and service mentality to the South Florida market.”
Chesal further added, “Host.net’s expansion has capitalized upon the growing trend in the business community to outsource IT infrastructure; increasing awareness of the need for business continuity and disaster recovery services; increasing demand for managed IT services; and meeting regulatory compliance demands. Host.net allows customers to cost-effectively manage and accelerate their growth, due to the importance of having a trusted and scalable partner.”