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Markley Group Chooses MRV’s OptiDriver Solution to Support Mission-Critical Facilities in New England

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Paul Andrews

Data Center Operator Relies on MRV’s Optical Transport Solution for New Connection Between Boston and Lowell, Mass. Locations

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, announced that it has partnered with Markley Group, the owner and operator of the largest data centers and mission-critical telecommunications facilities in New England. MRV will provide their OptiDriver® platform to support Markley Group’s continued growth, creating a connection from its One Summer Street location in Boston to its new facility in Lowell, Mass.

One Summer Street is a highly reliable facility that supports global communications and data connectivity through a diverse group of network providers, both domestic and international. Markley Group’s new 350,000-square-foot location in Lowell, Mass. is a 50-megawatt, mission-critical data center and cloud computing facility aimed at assisting customers with disaster recovery (DR) initiatives. The facility was also designed to meet the growing bandwidth, data storage and cloud needs for businesses in New England and across the country. Delivering both space and power efficiencies to produce the lowest cost of ownership within the industry, MRV’s OptiDriver solution provides Markley Group with extreme bandwidth efficiency, flexible scalability to accommodate future capacity demands, and improved network manageability.

MRV’s award winning OptiDriver product suite is a best-in-class, carrier-grade, optical transport platform that empowers IT and network managers to do more with less. Whether creating a more manageable data center network or enabling on-demand reallocation of bandwidth across data center facilities, MRV builds solutions with the intelligence and flexibility needed to streamline service deployments and improve the overall management of network operations.

“MRV’s OptiDriver platform is ideally suited to support the growing demand for data center connectivity,” said Scott St. John, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Service for MRV Communications. “We are continuing to grow our customer base with leading data center operators, like Markley Group, to support their customers’ growing demand for high bandwidth connectivity and cloud services, as well as to support the virtualization of their data center operations.”

“It was imperative that we selected an experienced and field-proven provider of optical transport solutions for this large-scale project in New England,” stated Patrick Gilmore, Chief Technology Officer of Markley Group. “MRV’s OptiDriver platform met our specifications exactly, and the support of their staff enabled us to meet a tight timeline for bringing our services to market quickly. It is important that we rapidly scale with energy-efficient, cost-effective network infrastructure. MRV solutions deliver low latency, high reliability and peak network performance, thereby enabling us to maintain our end-customer service level agreements (SLAs).”

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