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Carrier-1 Data Center Realizes Cost Savings, Expands Service Offerings with FiberLight

Carrier-1

Company Profile

Carrier-1 Data Center is one of the largest owned and operated data centers in North America. The company has a state of the art 106,866 square foot data center building in Dallas, Texas. Carrier-1’s facilities offer redundant infrastructure & environment controls to ensure 100% uptime.

The company also offers customers premium colocation space at wholesale rates with 24/7/365 on-site security and support assistance. Carrier-1’s facility is PCI, HIPAA and SOX compliant.

Learn more about Carrier-1’s offerings.

Challenge

When Carrier-1 expanded its network offering in 2017, the Dallas-area data center sought to partner with a cost effective, high performance fiber provider to fulfill its network goals. Its first priority was to expand its service offerings. It also needed to connect the new facility with a variety internet service providers. Lastly, it aimed to increase diverse route options into its facility.

Before partnering with FiberLight, Carrier-1 considered several other leading providers for lit and dark fiber services. Ultimately, it chose FiberLight as its network partner because our fiber-rich network topography matched its needs closest and allowed it to maximize investments. FiberLight was also able to meet the expectations of Carrier-1’s cost conscious clients for high reliability and flexibility.

Solution

To address Carrier-1’s trilogy of needs, FiberLight built a redundant dark fiber network into the new data center. Once the fiber build was complete, FiberLight also delivered high-capacity Dedicated Internet Access (DIA).

Benefit

“We were able to cut our internet access fees by at least 50%,” says Trey Berndt, Executive Vice President for Carrier-1. This cost savings allwed Carrier-1 to offer a more competitive solution, soon attracting two new high profile clients.

But the biggest and most vital advantage of the network build was that it allowed Carrier-1 to connect to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, providing the data center’s customers access to all the big cloud and content providers – including AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean, and Akamai.

Carrier-1 continues to recommend FiberLight to its customers who require additional network connections into the Carrier-1 facility. “Our clients demand high reliability with extreme flexibility. We are always working with new clients who will require additional network connections into the Carrier-1 facility. FiberLight is at the top of our list to either resell their services or recommend for direct services.”

FiberLight offers one of the best footprints in the North Texas region.

Trey Berndt, Executive Vice President

13,650

Total Route Miles

12,040

Texas Route Miles

121

Total On-Net Data Centers

45

Texas On-Net Data Centers

54K+

Total Pre-Qualified Near-Net Buildings

26K+

Texas Pre-Qualified Near-Net Buildings

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