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Verizon is making five of its data centers in the US available for interconnection to any carrier of the customer's choice to give government and enterprise customers more flexibility in connection options.

Verizon Makes 5 Data Centers 'Carrier-Neutral'

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NEW YORK -- Five Verizon data centers across the U.S. that provide enterprise-class colocation services have been converted to carrier-neutral facilities, providing clients with greater choice and flexibility.

Clients purchasing Verizon colocation services from data centers in Boston, Denver, Elmsford, New York, Manassas, Virginia and Seattle, will now have the option of selecting their own third-party network provider for carrier diversity and redundancy. Previously, these data centers featured dual-carrier network connectivity with Verizon serving as the primary carrier and an alternate, pre-selected carrier providing backup network services.

By adopting more permissive interconnection policies for its colocation data centers, Verizon colocation clients can realize multiple benefits.

  • Greater choice and flexibility in selecting a network service provider to connect the Verizon colocation data center to client offices and facilities, as well as universal Internet connectivity for partners and customers.
  • Enhanced carrier diversity and redundancy.
  • Ability to fully leverage existing relationships with network service providers.
  • Streamlined processes and low costs associated with carrier management.
  • Expanded business continuity options to maintain the accessibility and availability of mission-critical applications and data.

    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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