Comcast Gets Bizzy With Cloud Partner

Enterprise-grade private cloud solutions available at lower cost for SMBs

June 3, 2011

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Comcast Business Services and Ascent Data today announced they will collaborate to put the power of enterprise-grade cloud computing and data center solutions within reach of every business in this region. Clients of both companies will now have access, through Comcast's expansive fiber-optic network, to Ascent Data's local SAS 70 Type II data center for colocation, managed hosting, virtualization, and disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.

There has been a fundamental shift in how enterprises procure, deploy and manage IT resources. According to Forrester Research, the global cloud computing market will reach $241 billion in 2020 compared to $40.7 billion in 2010. "Pairing Comcast's Ethernet Private Line and Metro Ethernet high-speed connectivity with our IT infrastructure brings a compelling response to the growing demand for cloud computing services in our market," said Steve Shangold, president and CEO at Ascent Data.

Today's announcement provides a means for small-to-medium size businesses to enhance data security and IT staff resources through a seamless point-to-point connection that may have been unattainable in the past due to cost and physical location.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Ascent Data to help drive its continued success by providing dedicated, symmetrical Metro Ethernet bandwidth that delivers a scalable, secure solution to help meet customers' escalating bandwidth requirements," said Glenn Lytle, vice president of Comcast Business Services for the Keystone Region. "This brings Comcast's industry leading fiber-based network together with Ascent Data's secure SAS 70 Type II data center to give customers exceptional value, superior performance and robust solutions to meet their every need."

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)

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