Alpheus turns on sixth Texas-based data center facility

Alpheus Communications, a fiber and data center company focused on Texas' DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market, has built a second data center targeting new opportunities that reside within 10 miles of Houston's central business district.

The CLEC now operates a total of six U.S.-based data centers in Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and Austin.

What's different about its approach is that all of its data centers are connected to its own DWDM-based fiber network, which gives it more control over the quality of service (QoS) and experience it can deliver to its customers. It can also upsell potential customers its broader suite of services, including Ethernet and cloud services.

Although there are a number of larger data center providers in the area such as CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE), the CLEC said the new facility will support customers that are "looking for more budget-friendly colocation services."

"By offering specific data center tiers to match customers' various budgets and risk profiles, we help them have the proper mix of data center usage," said Scott Widham, CEO of Alpheus, in a release. "We believe that being a one-size-fits-all data center operator is not in the best interest of our enterprise customers, for whom flexibility is key."

Similar to other data centers, Alpheus' new site includes various space options, access card and biometrics security, and diverse fiber network connections.

Houston has been a major target of growth for Alpheus. In January, the service provider extended its on-net fiber footprint to a number of downtown Houston buildings where it is offering fiber-based Ethernet service with speeds ranging from as low as 1.5 Mbps up to GigE.

For more:
- see the release

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