DURHAM, N.C., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentinel Data Centers today announced that tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading national provider of network services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises in Raleigh-Durham and throughout the U.S., will extend its network into Sentinel's NC-1 data center. The fiber extension will expand Sentinel users' options for regional and national network connectivity to and through the facility. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/NY29568LOGO ) "We are excited that an industry leader like tw telecom is extending its fiber network and award-winning offerings into our NC-1 data center," said Sentinel Data Centers Co-President Todd Aaron. "This relationship with tw telecom expands our roster of top tier network providers and further differentiates our NC-1 facility as the only carrier-neutral, enterprise-class data center in the region." "With its enterprise focus, Sentinel's NC-1 facility is truly unique in North Carolina," said John Rinehart, Vice President and General Manager for tw telecom in Raleigh. "The large enterprise companies in Sentinel's data centers are the types of clients we serve every day and that require the secure, scalable, and predictable network connectivity between their offices that our Business Ethernet network delivers. In concert with our national network, tw telecom's North Carolina Regional Fiber Network enables customers to reach Sentinel's NC-1 facility easily and cost effectively from other North Carolina cities, such as Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville, to support disparate data center applications and business continuity strategies. We look forward to working with Sentinel in their Durham data center to make this facility a model of success." tw telecom joins a rapidly expanding roster of network providers in the NC-1 facility. As a carrier-neutral, enterprise-class data center, Sentinel's NC-1 facility offers potential tenants a wide diversity of providers from which to choose, insuring flexibility and price competitiveness. Construction on the NC-1 facility started in late 2012. The first phase will be commissioned this month. The 420,000-square-foot facility is North Carolina's first large-footprint, multi-tenant data center. The facility provides large-enterprise users with dedicated, secure, customizable suites for locating IT infrastructure. About Sentinel Sentinel Data Centers, LLC, is a leading owner, developer and operator of multitenant data centers for large-footprint users. Founded in 2001, Sentinel was an early pioneer in the "wholesale" data center business. Since its inception, Sentinel has developed more than 1.5 million square feet and 120 megawatts of best-in-class data center solutions for a diversity of Fortune 500 enterprises across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, technology and biotechnology. Sentinel strives to stay at the forefront of evolving best practices for data center design, development and operation and maintains a flexible and transparent business model that is grounded in customer service. Further information is available at www.sentineldatacenters.com. About tw telecom inc.tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, CO, is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information. SOURCE Sentinel Data Centers, LLC
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