Switch & Data Opens in Toronto

Switch and Data announces opening of Toronto site expansion to satisfy demand in key Canadian market

April 30, 2008

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services, announced today that the company has opened additional space in Toronto on schedule. This previously announced project adds capacity to Switch and Data’s existing sites in the 151 Front Street carrier hotel in downtown Toronto. The new capacity was built to satisfy high customer demand for interconnection in this key communications hub. Switch and Data’s Toronto operations have been growing at an annual rate of more that 40%.

Toronto is the major communications hub for the Canadian market and serves as one of the main aggregation points for cross-border Internet traffic between Canada and the United States. Canadian Government statistics rank Toronto as the third largest metro area in North America, by IT company concentration, behind the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Switch and Data supports the interconnection requirements of high-tech companies by providing the broadest footprint of sites in major North American communications hub markets such as Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Switch and Data’s Toronto site is housed in the city’s premier communications building, the International Telecom Carrier Hotel and Data Centre, located at 151 Front Street West. Switch and Data’s site houses TorIX, the Toronto Internet Exchange, which is a key demand driver in the market. TorIX is the largest Internet Exchange in Canada, and more than 85 companies peer their IP traffic on TorIX to improve quality and reduce expense. These peers are listed at www.torix.net/peers.php.

“Our customers use our Internet exchanges as secure places to aggregate and distribute their Internet traffic,“ explained Ernie Sampera, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Switch and Data. “We are investing in capacity in the important Toronto market to help our customers evolve and accelerate their Internet services.”

Switch and Data (Nasdaq: SDXC)

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