PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) is going to open a new data center in McLean, Va. to offer colocation and cloud-based services to both East Coast area businesses and government agencies.
Set to open at the end of 2011, the new center includes 49,000 square feet of raised floor space and will provide not only colocation space, but also power, and connectivity to PAETEC's diverse portfolio of network services as well as high-speed, fault-tolerant connections to the public Internet.
From a cloud perspective, customers that reside in the new data center will also be able to take advantage of PAETEC's newest data center services including dedicated server, virtual server, managed cloud storage, hosted exchange and hosted network security services.
By adding the McLean, Va. facility, PAETEC will have its own center facilities in seven main locations, including Andover, Mass.; Bethlehem and Conshohocken, Pa.; Milwaukee, Houston, Phoenix, and Richmond, Va.
Being in McLean, Va., the home to major government integrators such as Booz Allen Hamilton and also ten miles northwest of Washington, D.C., PAETEC will be able to respond to the government's growing interest and adoption of cloud services. While PAETEC itself had a growing government business, the addition of the McLean center combined with its acquisition of the former Cavalier Telephone and its Intellifiber subsidiary, both of which had a strong presence in the defense agencies, will make it even more attractive to existing and possibly new government agency customers.
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