NTT Communications Expands Global IP Network with Markley Group in Boston
Posted on November 19, 2014 by Adam Burnham
New Point of Presence Will Offer Customers Greater Global Connectivity Options in the Strategic New England Market
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of telecom leader NTT (NYSE:NTT), announced the expansion of its Tier-1 Global IP Network today with a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Boston at the Markley Group’s One Summer Street location, New England’s largest and longest operating multi-tenant telecommunications and data center facility.
This expansion will enable NTT Com to further scale its offerings to Internet service providers (ISPs), content-oriented companies, hosting and CDN providers in this highly strategic market. In turn, the Markley Group customers will benefit from a direct link to NTT Com’s award-winning Global IP Network and increased global connectivity options available in this location.
Commonly referred to by its address, One Summer Street, the Markley co-location center is a carrier-neutral facility with a 100% uptime record. With connectivity to over 80 domestic and international network providers and utility feeds from a Network Grid System comprised of eight substations for uninterrupted, reliable power, One Summer Street houses critical computer operations for leading financial, healthcare, academic, entertainment and technology firms and institutions.
“We are thrilled to extend our footprint with Markley in the New England region to serve a broader community of Internet-centric businesses and organizations,” said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America. “We chose Markley because One Summer Street provides a centralized location, exceptional performance and reliability that are an excellent match to NTT Com’s fully redundant Tier-1 IP backbone,” Wheeler added.
“One Summer Street is a world-class facility with cutting-edge infrastructure that offers NTT Com the opportunity to expand its presence with the industry-leading reliability and performance its customers expect,” said Patrick Gilmore, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Markley Group. “We are excited that NTT Com chose Markley as a PoP for its Global IP Network as our customers will also benefit from increased global connectivity options.”
Markley’s facility is a 920,000-square-foot world-class data center offering 2N redundancies with thirty Operating Engineers supporting the facility 24 X 7 in a location that is considered the intersection of all major fiber routes in New England.
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About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications (NTT Com) provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and 130 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Com’s solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
About NTT Communications Global IP Network
Consistently ranked among the top networks worldwide, NTT Com’s Tier-1 Global IP Network covers North and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and provides the best possible environment for data and video transport through a single autonomous system number (AS 2914). NTT Com is one of the top two global wholesale IP providers and the number one provider in Asia according to the Renesys Wholesale Rankings.
About Markley Group
Markley Group owns and operates One Summer Street, one of the largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facilities in New England. The building’s 920,000 square feet of highly secured white and mechanical space house more than 250 industry-leading companies, including the Boston Red Sox, Harvard, MIT, and The New York Times. One Summer Street’s data center has never experienced an electric utility failure. The carrier-neutral facility enables access to more than 80+ independent network providers and eight utility feeds from multiple substations for uninterrupted, reliable power and service. One Summer Street is maintained by more than 30 on-staff professional engineers, operating engineers, electricians, HVAC and telco technicians, and building maintenance staff 24/7/365. To learn more about Markley Group, please visit: www.markleygroup.com.