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Comcast business helps Sabey bring high-speed connectivity to Washington area data centres

Comcast business helps Sabey bring high-speed connectivity to Washington area data centres

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Comcast Business has announced it is investing in Washington data centres in partnership with the Sabey Data Centres to bring better IT continuity and connectivity to businesses.

Specifically, Comcast Business will integrate its connectivity into data centres located in Tukwila and Quincy, giving businesses a private connection to regional Sabey data centres. The collaboration will also help advance Digital Transformation initiatives and enable Washington state businesses to better support their employees working remotely.

Most recently, Washington state has made a name for itself in the data centre sector for hosting the digital assets of California-based enterprises. Thanks to these benefits, Washington is currently experiencing rapid growth across its data centre market. Recognising the benefits of hosting data in Washington state, Sabey Data Centres has brought to market a combined 2.2 million square feet of data centre space throughout the state, and is providing tenants with access to reliable, price-stabilised affordable power via sustainable generation, superior connectivity and turnkey infrastructure deployment.

As one of the largest privately owned data centre operators in the world, Sabey needs reliable, credible partners to help capitalise on the booming data centre market in Washington. They have teamed up with Comcast Business for comprehensive solutions that support the broad connectivity initiatives data centres demand.

“CIOs and IT decision makers are often challenged with managing connections to multiple data centres and cloud solutions, managing application performance as well as troubleshooting latency and throughput issues from their data centre connections,” said John Ford, VP and General Manager, Sabey Data Centres, Seattle. “Comcast Business’ data centre connectivity helps our customers simplify their workloads by providing direct access on a network that can be tied to a business’s physical location – this means great performance, reliability and scalability and ultimately greater network agility for businesses.”

By integrating Comcast Business’ Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) system, Sabey Data Centre customers will be able to take advantage of high network availability. Comcast Business has also built diverse 100 Gbps connections through separate network locations in its HFC system, so if there is an outage along one path, alternative paths are available for backup connectivity and support so Sabey customers can stay online. As part of the partnership, Comcast Business will also offer Sabey customers an ‘on-ramp’ to popular cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud via the Comcast Business Direct-to-Cloud platform, which connects customers to the cloud without going through the Internet.

“Comcast Business is focused on empowering businesses with a choice in hybrid IT solutions and massive Ethernet network reach,” said Scott Woodard, Director of Sales Engineering for Comcast Business’ WA Region. “Our goal is to connect data centres and cloud services to more than one million Ethernet-enabled buildings and businesses nationwide.”

In addition, businesses already using Comcast Business Ethernet and IP services will have efficient and secure access to Sabey’s data centres. Plus, workers with Xfinity Internet who need to remotely access information or upload files will be able to send their information through Comcast’s statewide network.

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