Intermedia Announces New East Coast Data Center

Customer Demand Drives Continued Expansion Into Fourth Data Center.

2009-04-07

Intermedia, the leading software-as -a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in messaging and collaboration solutions, today announced the addition of its fourth data center for its Exchange Hosting business.

This new data center enables Intermedia to meet the unprecedented demand to provide small-and medium-sized businesses with a hosted email solution that offers enterprise-grade performance and reliability. The additional data center capacity will also provide customers with the highest quality hosted messaging services and provide the infrastructure they need to work efficiently.

"The increase in awareness and acceptance of SaaS in our economy is driving SMB adoption of services like Intermedia's hosted Exchange," said Jonathan McCormick, COO of Intermedia. "We are focused on providing a premium service and continue to invest heavily in building and operating top quality enterprise-grade infrastructures to our customers. These new data centers, along with our three existing North American datacenters are world-class facilities that we built with hardware from Dell, EMC, Cisco and others to provide the best possible service to our customers."

For its new data center, Intermedia has partnered with Switch and Data, a leading North American data center and Internet exchange service. The Switch and Data site has been built to the company's high-performance data center standard and can supply more than 200 watts per square foot of power and cooling capacity. The data center provides Intermedia with full N+1 redundancy for its UPS, generator and cooling infrastructure, critical components of a highly available and reliable infrastructure, and enable Intermedia to offer a 99.999% SLA on its hosted Exchange services. Switch and Data has interconnected its data center to its other sites in the metro region's premier carrier hotels, providing access to more than 300 networks and making it one of the most densely interconnected data centers in North America.

"Intermedia focuses on providing a high quality infrastructure to its customers, and we are pleased that they have selected one of our east cost data centers to host their newest environment," said Ernie Sampera, chief marketing officer for Switch and Data. "As a leading data center services provider, Switch and Data provides Intermedia with a world class facility with N+1 power, cooling, security, and some of the best network connectivity on the East Coast."

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