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February 22, 2013

123.Net to Open Data Center Facility in Southfield, MI

123.Net, a Michigan-based telecommunications company, recently announced that it is set to establish a new state-of-the-art data center facility in Southfield, MI. Located at 24700 Northwestern Highway, the new facility will have over 100,000 sq. ft. of data center space, and will become a carrier-neutral, Tier-3 and Tier-4 data center space.

According to the officials from 123.Net, the facility will also be used as an Internet Exchange, providing a common platform to Internet Service Providers (ISP), telecommunications carriers, content providers, Web hosters and cloud providers to exchange IP traffic with one another.

"As 123.Net continues to grow, and the demand for world-class data center space increases, we have decided to develop a facility that will allow businesses in Michigan and across the country to have access to a premium facility in the Detroit area," stated Dan Irvin, CEO at 123.Net, in a statement.

"Businesses are choosing colocation at 123.Net's facilities over other options to avoid the risk, capital expense, and potential pitfalls of owning and operating their own data center. The carrier-agnostic approach of 123.Net's four data centers provides access to a marketplace of suppliers," said Dave Curran, Channel Sales Manager at 123.Net.

123.Net provides data center and wholesale communication solutions to enterprises, carriers, ISPs and technology companies. The firm’s portfolio of communication solutions includes voice, VoIP, metro ethernet, fixed wireless with speeds up to 1Gbps, collocation, and wholesale carrier services.

123.Net was founded in 1996 and currently operates a 40Gbps+ IP network connected to multiple global transit carriers, including Level 3, Savvis, Cogent, Global Crossing (News - Alert), Comcast and others. Its metro fiber rings and long-haul fiber networks span over 1000 route miles and cover over 75 Points of Presence (PoPs) across the state of Michigan.

Edited by Braden Becker

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