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TerraCom Direct connected to CenturyLink network

Tue 20 Dec 2016

TerraCom Direct, a leading provider of custom data center solutions, has connected its Melbourne, Florida data center to the CenturyLink network. This partnership gives customers of TerraCom Direct access to CenturyLink’s sizeable U.S. and international fiber networks.

TerraCom’s data center facility now has a direct connection  to CenturyLink’s 250,000 route mile fiber network in the United States as well as its 360,000 route mile international transport network.

Customers of TerraCom Direct can connect to the CenturyLink global network through the TerraCom data center. Fiber built directly into the data center’s ‘meet me room’ (MMR) lets customers access the network at speeds from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps directly from the TerraComm data center to CenturyLink’s point-of-presence (POP) locations worldwide.

Clients can use multi label protocol switching (MLPS), optical wave services, Ethernet, and/or other preferred IP services to access the CenturyLink network.

Eric Barrett, director of network product management at CenturyLink said, “TerraCom’s direct connection to CenturyLink’s fiber network connects businesses to approximately 300 data centers, including more than 60 global data center locations operated by CenturyLink that offer collocation, cloud and managed hosting services.”

“We are pleased to welcome TerraCom Direct and its clients to CenturyLink’s growing ecosystem of interconnected data centers and the end-to-end suite of hybrid IT services that help fulfill customers’ workload requirements,” he added.

TerraCom Direct offers customized data solutions for customers in cloud computing, disaster recovery, data storage and compliance, and has physical data centers in Florida and in Denver, Colorado.  It has also entered into an exclusive partnership with Shorebreak Security to provide cutting edge security services to its data center customers.

CenturyLink made headlines last month with the announcement that it would complete the acquisition of Level 3 Communications for $34 billion USD. That news was followed shortly by the subsequent announcement that the BC Partners consortium would assume ownership of CenturyLink’s 57 data centers. CenturyLink said at that time that it would remain a stakeholder in the business.

CenturyLink has also announced that they won an $11.4 million USD contract to provide a unified communications service-as-a-platform and voice over IP services to the United States Senate.


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