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US Department of Justice Closes Its Investigation of Switch and Data’s Merger with Equinix

April 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on US Department of Justice Closes Its Investigation of Switch and Data’s Merger with Equinix 

Web Hosting ServicesTAMPA, FL – Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, today announced that the United States Department of Justice notified Equinix, Inc. that it has closed its investigation with respect to Equinix’s proposed acquisition of Switch and Data and also received notification from the Federal Trade Commission that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Radino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has been terminated. Switch and Data and Equinix expect the transaction to close on April 30, 2010, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the other closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement.

As previously announced, Switch and Data stockholders may revoke their elections at any time prior to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the date that is two business days preceding the closing date of the transaction by delivering to the exchange agent a written notice of revocation. Shares of Switch and Data common stock as to which an election has been revoked after January 29, 2010, the election deadline, will be deemed non-electing shares, and no new election as to such shares may be made. Read more

Lexent Metro Connect Joins Switch and Data’s GeoReachSM Program Providing a Low-Latency, Dark Fiber Network in New Jersey

January 21, 2010 by · Comments Off on Lexent Metro Connect Joins Switch and Data’s GeoReachSM Program Providing a Low-Latency, Dark Fiber Network in New Jersey 

Web Hosting ToolboxTAMPA, Fla. – Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, announced today that Lexent Metro Connect, the leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York metropolitan area has become part of Switch and Data’s GeoReach program. Lexent Metro Connect has also completed its construction of a low-latency dark fiber network route to Switch and Data’s North Bergen site located at 5851 Westside Avenue in New Jersey.

Lexent provides dark fiber interconnectivity between Switch and Data’s North Bergen and 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, colocation sites and other leading New York Metro data centers and financial exchanges. This critical, low-latency interconnectivity provides high performance access for Switch and Data’s clients in both facilities.
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SoftCom Partners with Switch and Data to Focus on Growing Its Web Hosting and Business Communication Services

November 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on SoftCom Partners with Switch and Data to Focus on Growing Its Web Hosting and Business Communication Services 

Webmaster News TAMPA, Fla. – Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, announced today that SoftCom Inc., the leading provider of Web Hosting and Business Communication services has relocated its data center operations to Switch and Data’s 151 Front Street facility in downtown Toronto. SoftCom has decided to move its operations from a carrier’s datacenter and expects to benefit from improved cooling capacity to scale its operations, a choice of providers for better redundancy, and improved performance and reliability which will allow it to focus IT resources on new product development and customer support.

SoftCom was founded in 1997 and is committed to providing premium web hosting, online collaboration, and business communication services at a superior value. Through its myhosting.com and mail2web.com brands, the company serves 2.5 million users in 140 countries worldwide with a focus on strong customer service. SoftCom provides services in a highly-competitive market and views customer retention as key to its success. An important element of SoftCom’s strategy was to align itself with a leading data center operations provider to free up its IT team to focus on customer deployments and introducing new services. Read more

Switch and Data Announces Details of its Plan to Expand its Atlanta Data Center Capacity

November 3, 2009 by · Comments Off on Switch and Data Announces Details of its Plan to Expand its Atlanta Data Center Capacity 

Webmaster News – Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, today announced details of its plan to expand its data center capacity in Atlanta with its new site at 180 Peachtree Street. The company is expanding to meet the growing demand from existing and new customers in the market. Switch and Data will interconnect this new site to its existing Atlanta site providing immediate access to multiple network service providers.

In September 2008, Switch and Data signed a lease for this site for total term of 15 years, including extensions. The new site is located in well interconnected building which is already in use for data center operations. This will add more than 79,000 gross square feet to Switch and Data’s Atlanta Metro data center capacity, bringing total gross square feet to 106,000 in this market. The Atlanta market is an important regional hub where network-centric companies such as network service providers, content providers, and emerging technology start-ups interconnect their networks, store information, and distribute content to their customers. Read more

Intermedia Expands into Switch and Data East Coast Data Center to Increase Geographic Diversity and Network Resiliency

October 8, 2009 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Expands into Switch and Data East Coast Data Center to Increase Geographic Diversity and Network Resiliency 

Web Host Blog TAMPA, Fla. – Switch and Data (NASDAQ:SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, announced today that Intermedia, the leading hosted Microsoft Exchange provider, has added a Switch and Data site on the East Coast as its fourth data center to support its growing Microsoft Exchange hosting business. This new site adds geographic diversity and network resiliency to allow Intermedia to meet the unprecedented demand of small- and medium-sized businesses for a hosted email solution that offers enterprise-grade performance and reliability.

“More than 200,000 business people rely on us for their hosted Exchange mailboxes. When selecting a colocation provider on the East Coast, Switch and Data’s site was the obvious choice as it offers Intermedia high-density power and a 99.999% SLA on our Exchange hosting business,” said Jonathan McCormick, COO of Intermedia. “With our coast-to-coast presence, our customers can feel confident about the high-quality and reliable services we provide.”

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