“SD Data Center is committed to providing its clients premium network choices, and we’re pleased to offer CenturyLink’s fiber network services,” said Frank Huston, president of SD Data Center. “Whether businesses have local, national or global connectivity needs, we are capable of reaching virtually anywhere now that we are on CenturyLink’s network; this is great news for our current and future clients.”
Fiber built into the data center’s meet-me room (MMR) allows SD Data Center customers to utilize MPLS (multiprotocol label switching), optical wave services, Ethernet and/or other IP services to access CenturyLink’s low-latency, secure, reliable, and highly available network. Connection speeds range from 100 Mbps up to 100 Gbps with direct fiber connections from SD Data Center’s Melbourne, FL campus to a CenturyLink Point of Presence (POP). Local-loop access charges are eliminated for the customer.
“SD Data Center’s direct connection to CenturyLink’s fiber network connects businesses to approximately 300 data centers, including more than 60 global data center locations operated by CenturyLink, that offer colocation, cloud and managed hosting services,” said Eric Barrett, director, network product management, CenturyLink. “We are pleased to welcome SD Data Center and its clients to CenturyLink’s growing ecosystem of interconnected data centers and the end-to-end suite of hybrid IT services that help fulfill customers’ workload requirements.”
This fiber connection enables businesses to more easily access other SD Data Center and CenturyLink solutions, including SD Data Center Cloud Solutions, the CenturyLink Cloud platform, or other business continuity and disaster recovery services. SD Data Center’s fiber connectivity in Melbourne, FL represents a new gateway for businesses to connect with the many on-net CenturyLink data centers, service providers and business locations, enabling customers to implement a hybrid virtual and on-premise IT asset strategy.
About SD Data Center
SD Data Center brings enterprise-level security to data transmissions on the ground and in the air. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, SD Data Center’s 25,000-sq-ft facility is built to Tier III standards and is designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Services include colocation of clients’ servers and infrastructure, cloud hosting and engineering design, as well as consulting to develop and implement solutions such as migration to the cloud.
SD Data Center creates highly-secure connectivity solutions designed to meet client specifications and corporate security requirements. All security policies are in accordance with SSAE 16 SOC I Type II, ISAE 3402, HIPAA/HITECH, PCI and FISMA recommendations. SD Data Center is a division of Satcom Direct, the leading provider of global connectivity solutions for business and private aviation, military and government, land and mobile, and more.
Learn more about CenturyLink network services at http://www.centurylink.com/business/enterprise/data-network/.