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Roundup: Open Data Centers, Vantage, Phoenix NAP

Open Data Centers now open for business in New Jersey, Vantage Data Centers Appoints Executive Chairman, Telemedicine Provider Chooses Phoenix NAP.

Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center sector:

Open Data Centers Now Open in NJ: A new player has opened for business in the New Jersey data center market.  Privately-held Open Data Centers this week opened its first data center facility in Piscataway, New Jersey. The company will offer colocation services in a carrier-neutral facility featuring  8,000 square feet  of usable raised floor space. "In a market populated with high priced data center space and expensive cross connects, Open Data Centers offers affordable alternatives without compromising on the class of service," said Erik Levitt, CEO of Open Data Centers. The company will officially launch its Piscataway Data Center on June 26 at 2:30pm for a ribbon cutting and networking event.

Vantage Appoints Executive Chairman: Vantage Data Centers has appointed Henry R. “Hank” Nothhaft as Executive Chairman, the company said this week. As a successful entrepreneur and telecommunications pioneer, Nothhaft has led a series of technology companies from early stages to maturity, including Danger, Inc., Concentric Network Corporation, DSC Communications and GTE Telenet Communications (now Sprint).  "After spending time with Vantage's leadership team and board it's clear to me that this is a company focused aggressively on their customers, innovation, growth and creating shareholder value,” said Nothhaft. “In Vantage's first two years, their demonstrated ability to dominate the Santa Clara market, develop new, highly advanced data centers, and improve their access to capital is nothing short of amazing – and something that I would only expect from a far more mature company.”

Telemedicine Provider Chooses Phoenix NAP: The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), a University of Arizona based program that provides telemedicine services to communities throughout Arizona, has selected the Phoenix NAP data center for its hosting needs. “The ATP has provided high quality telecommunications infrastructure for the healthcare industry for over a decade, and Phoenix NAP is a great resource for our program,” says Dr. Ronald S. Weinstein, the ATP Director. ATP will be deploying core wide area network systems, network security systems and video conferencing infrastructure systems inside Phoenix NAP. These systems will enable ATP members to interconnect their sites and networks to the ATP statewide telemedicine network access point via the Phoenix NAP data center, using any array of telecommunications and data networking providers.

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