Cox Business Expands Fiber Infrastructure With Phoenix NAP Connection
“Cox Business is significantly expanding our fiber infrastructure in Arizona. Our alliance with the Phoenix NAP enterprise will provide a new layer of connectivity and security options for growing businesses in our competitive market,” said Hyman Sukiennik, vice president of Cox Business.
Phoenix NAP features 148,000 square feet of raised-floor datacenter space supported by divergent network feeds. It combines medium voltage power distribution delivered by four 10 megawatt feeds running along diverse paths from the electrical substation, N+1 Cummins backup generators, S&C PureWave UPS systems, and McQuay Modular Central Plants to promote concurrent maintainability. This allows aspects of the power or mechanical distribution chain to be serviced without losing any operational performance.
The Phoenix NAP facility overlays 12 layers of security from mirrored windows, bio-metric vascular screening, ex-military-armed security guards, a custom mantrap with double-lockout technology including iris scanning that meets banking standards to a team of 24/7 first responder engineers who constantly monitor all systems, networks, power, heating, cooling, natural disasters, and anything else that could pose a threat. Phoenix NAP is also a PCI DSS validated services provider and an SAS 70 certified facility.
Cox Business built dual fiber entries into the building, supported by redundant network switching centers. The connections reside on multiple OC-192 fiber rings, the highest network bandwidth available. Cox Business can serve as the primary and back-up network for all data center customers to meet their business continuity requirements.
“We’re glad to be able to offer Phoenix NAP customers reliable access to Cox Business solutions to support their business-critical applications. Our datacenter is designed to accommodate small and medium sized businesses while offering them an enterprise-quality colocation facility, and the partnership with Cox Business strengthens the value proposition for these customers,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP.