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 Integra Accelerates Data Center Strategy, Grows On-Network Facilities Nearly 50 Percent Since October

Portland, Ore. – April 2, 2014 – Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has connected 30 data centers to its network since October 2013. The surge brings Integra’s total on-network data centers to 92, a nearly 50 percent increase in the timeframe, reflecting continued demand among enterprise and wholesale customers for high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber connectivity to critical infrastructure.

The recently added retail and wholesale data centers serve a broad range of data center operators and their customers with reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity to support their critical data, transport solutions, cloud services, and infrastructure needs. The data centers are located in Integra metro fiber markets with a concentration in Phoenix and the California Bay Area. Integra customers will benefit from this and other recent strategic investments in network expansion, such as a new long-haul fiber route connecting Salt Lake City with Northern California and expanded Ethernet-over-Copper (EoC) access.

“The continued acceleration in our on-network data center relationships tracks with the steadily growing demand, particularly among our enterprise customers, for dependable high-speed connections to data center services as well as Integra’s hosted and managed solutions,” said Dan Stoll, Integra vice president, strategy and development. “More and more, our customers are looking to data centers to maintain their critical data and support their most important workloads, including access to public and private cloud services across multiple providers. And, by focusing on connectivity to third-party data center providers, we’re able to support customers who prefer a best-of-breed approach to provisioning their critical infrastructure.”

Integra’s portfolio of on-network data centers supports wholesale and enterprise customers with High Speed Internet, Wavelength Services, Ethernet Services, and IP/MPLS VPN. Data center tenants can also benefit from Integra’s managed services for voice, data and business continuity / disaster recovery (BCDR), such as Hosted Voice Services and Cloud Firewall Service.

Integra’s newly connected data centers follow several announcements in the year to date that reflect the company’s ongoing investment in expanding access to Integra’s network infrastructure and suite of business services, including the recent news that Integra has increased access to its EoC services by more than 25 percent.  

About Integra
Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States, with nationwide and international connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra’s vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra’s services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements.

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