Cleareon snaps up NYC data center assets, complements dark fiber, lit service offerings

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New York City is just one element of Cleareon’s data center reach.

Cleareon has acquired various data center assets in and around the New York City metro area, positioning the emerging provider to become a fiber supplier for wireless operator densification opportunities.

The service provider will use these facilities to provide hoteling space and “front-haul” support for DAS, small cell and other wireless systems, as well as 5G-enabled applications such as IoT, big data transport and cloud access.

Cliff Kane, Co-CEO at Cleareon, said in a release that Cleareon is building “fiber networks from these data centers directly to enterprise buildings so that our customers have robust and fluid layer 1, layer 2 and IP-based services across our network.”

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But New York City is just one element of Cleareon’s data center reach.

The service provider currently operates an additional 30 data center points of presence through our PANMetro Ethernet Ring platform. This platform enables carrier customers to directly market their own products and services to hundreds of new enterprise customers from a single location.

By making these data center asset acquisitions, Cleareon said it can expand its cloud networking options to include a set of hybrid solutions across cloud, multi-cloud, colocation and bare metal, all provided via SSAE16 / SOC1&2 / PCI / HIPAA / HITECH compliant facilities throughout New York City.

Acquisitions have been a key element of Cleareon’s growth strategy. In October 2016, the service provider completed the acquisition of Pangaea’s assets, including the PANMetro 10G Ethernet ring offering into its product line.

By acquiring the Pangaea assets, Cleareon gains network and on-building reach to address more business service opportunities. PANMetro allows customers the ability to leverage Ethernet ring technology to obtain dedicated local access.

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