FastServers Expands with Switch and Data

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Dedicated server provider FastServers.Net has expanded into the Chicago market, taking space in Switch and Data’s Chicago data center, which will provide FastServers with space, power and interconnection services.

“Switch and Data’s Chicago data center provides FastServers.Net with the opportunity to expand immediately in this market,” states Aaron Phillips, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FastServers.Net. “Their colocation services and access to other bandwidth providers in one facility made this an easy choice for us.”


With a diversity of carriers available in its data centers, Switch and Data offers a marketplace for customers to expand and exchange with other networks. This enables businesses such as FastServers.Net to extend their own services to more customers.

Switch and Data is a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services. Based in Tampa, Florida, Switch and Data operates one of the largest footprints of neutral Internet exchange and colocation facilities in North America with 34 data centers in 23 markets serving more than 830 customers.

FastServers, Inc. is a dedicated server and managed hosting provider with over 2,500 servers in operation. The company was founded in 1996 by Ian Andrusyk and Travis Schaffner in Sumner, Iowa. FastServers.Net currently has data centers in Cedar Falls, IA, Fremont, CA and Chicago, IL offering hosting and dedicated server solutions focused on fully managed Windows and Linux Solutions.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.