Spread Networks announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sunesys to provide a 300 gigabit per second fiber optic backbone between datacenters in Chicago, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Spread Network’s will power a portion of Sunesys’ recently announced lit services product expansion and new state-of-the-art data center transport network, “SunTran”, with its world class high bandwidth connectivity. Spread Networks offers a suite of connectivity solutions for carrier and enterprise customers of all kinds on its diverse and secure fiber optic network.
The SunTran network provides Ethernet, private wavelength and IP services in each of Sunesys’ regional markets to the healthcare, carrier, education and enterprise business sectors. The state-of-the-art SunTran data center network also provides high-speed transport to over 60 key data center locations across the United States, connecting Sunesys’ regional networks.
Spread Networks’ telecommunication backbone service will support Sunesys’ long-haul pathways between Chicago and other parts of Illinois, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and additional areas of Pennsylvania, Ashburn in Virginia, New Jersey and New York
Spread Networks CEO, David Barksdale commented, “We look forward to providing Sunesys with a best-in-class carrier backbone along this route, so that they can support scalable, secure and reliable connectivity for their customers. Spread’s carrier wholesale business continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and today we transport multiple terabits per second of carrier wholesale and non-financial enterprise data in addition to our flagship low-latency financial network. Sunesys will be a key partner in expanding these services across the region.”
“Spread Networks is an ideal solution to connect key portions of our network between Chicago, Pennsylvania and New York,” commented Sunesys Senior Vice President, Alan Katz. “Their newly-installed long haul fiber optic network provides a state-of-the-art foundation for this portion of our SunTran network, and will allow us to meet the needs of the numerous verticals and services we offer – Ethernet, wavelength, IP, enterprise, healthcare, and carrier alike.”
Construction is underway to connect the Spread and Sunesys networks in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with the service expected to be fully operational by June 2014.