CLEVELAND, OH–(Marketwired – Aug 12, 2014) – BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, a leading data center company focused on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier multi-tenant data center facilities, today announced an interconnection agreement with OneCommunity, a leading provider of high performance fiber optic networks to carriers and large Ohio enterprises for more than a decade.
Under the agreement, OneCommunity will establish a presence in BYTEGRID’s Cleveland Technology Center to offer turnkey “building-to-cage” and “cage-to-cage” network transport solutions as part of BYTEGRID’s “Cleveland Connect” program.
OneCommunity’s ultra-high-speed all-fiber broadband network covers more than 2,400 miles and provides network speeds from 1 Gps to 10 Gps to hundreds of organizations in 24 Northeast Ohio counties. OneCommunity also offers 24-by-7 monitoring through its redundant network operations center giving large enterprise and service provider customers added security to transport mission-critical data for data storage and applications.
BYTEGRID’s fiber-rich Cleveland Technology Center is Cleveland’s largest data center and is ideally situated on top of one of the largest fiber point of presence (PoP) sites in Ohio. With 333,215 sq. ft. of highly secure, compliant-grade data center space, BYTEGRID will also serve as the primary PoP supporting OneCommunity’s plans for expanding high-speed broadband access and adoption across the region.
Established as a nonprofit in 2003, OneCommunity is working to turn Northeast Ohio into a “Smart Region” — one that directs its resources and investment to support technological innovation, highly efficient and customer-centric public services, and a superb overall quality of life for its citizens.
Technology is vital to this transformation and OneCommunity’s broadband network serves as a platform for innovation and collaboration, enabling a variety of beneficial programs and applications in health care, education, government and public safety. It is also an ideal test environment for researchers, technology companies and entrepreneurs.
“OneCommunity’s mission and vision is to leverage advanced digital capabilities and effective use of technology to help transform the region and establish Northeast Ohio as a national hub for innovation and economic growth,” said Brett Lindsey, Chief Operating Officer, OneCommunity. “BYTEGRID’s Cleveland Technology Center, with its abundant capacity, Tier 3 specifications, and convenient downtown location is a key partner for realizing that vision.”
“BYTEGRID is investing in Cleveland’s emergence as a premier business destination and we are pleased to partner with OneCommunity to offer IT and data center solutions closer to the Cleveland Central Business District and Health-Tech Corridor,” said Don Goodwin, BYTEGRID’s Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We’re excited about providing data center solutions serving high-bandwidth business and network requirements in Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio.”
BYTEGRID’s data centers are highly secure, compliant business platforms serving some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies, including numerous Fortune 50 companies that rely on BYTEGRID to provide the data center and IT infrastructure underpinningits support of sensitive mission-critical operations relying the proven operations of more than 100,000 hours of zero downtime.
OneCommunity, a nonprofit organization based in Cleveland, Ohio, works to expand high-speed broadband access and adoption to strengthen Northeast Ohio. OneCommunity’s vision is that advanced digital capabilities and effective use of technology will help transform the region and establish it as a national hub for innovation and economic growth. OneCommunity’s all-fiber optic broadband network covers more than 2,400 miles and provides network speeds from 1 Gps to 10 Gps to hundreds of organizations in 24 Northeast Ohio counties.
BYTEGRID Holdings LLC focuses exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets. A privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia, BYTEGRID currently owns and operates data centers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Seattle WA metro areas with plans to acquire additional facilities in 2014. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information, please visit www.BYTEGRID.com.
Carter B. Cromley