Colocation provider Continuum Data Centers, LLC will open a new data center in Lombard, Illinois this month. Continuum said today that it has chosen AboveNet, Inc. (ABVT) to provide the backbone for its high-bandwidth transport from its 20,000 square foot data center in Lombard to AboveNet's Oak Brook, Illinois point of presence (POP).
The new facility is the latest opening in an increasingly active Chicago data center market. "This data center has been specifically designed to give organizations the service, support and pricing that has been missing in the Chicago suburban colocation market," said Tom Chaffin, Managing Partner of Continuum. "We feel AboveNet is a key ingredient to the success of our data center. AboveNet provides exceptional services and is the backbone of our transport network."
Continuum's management team previously developed Stargate's 86,000 square foot data center in Oak Brook, Ill. in 2007, which was acquired by Latisysi n August 2008. This experienced data center design team has been providing colocation services to small, medium and Fortune 1000 companies for more than 10 years.
"As we complete this implementation, we are looking ahead a few months to our next expansion, which will likely be an upgrade to 10Gbps bandwidth to meet our customers' increasing need for high bandwidth," said Chaffin.
AboveNet, Inc. provides high-bandwidth connectivity for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among 15 top U.S. metro markets and London.