Allied Fiber's latest deal to bring its dark fiber network to data center provider DuPont Fabros Technology illustrates the growing notion that the data center is becoming telecom's new central office (CO).
Set to be operational in Q4 2011, the new connection will provide long-haul dark fiber capacity to DFT's Piscataway, NJ data center, which it refers to as NJ1.
As a reciprocal agreement, Allied Fiber will gain access to DFT's 3-Lateral Underground Duct Bank in Piscataway where it will get diverse physical access to NJ1. An additional benefit of the agreement is that Allied Fiber's network will provide a bypass Manhattan Island with a direct route from New Jersey directly to Chicago.
In turn, DFT, which becomes a member of Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community, will be able to extend Allied Fiber's 100-plus service provider members services to its customers.
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