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Cable Companies going after SMB market – I think they get it now… May 17, 2010

Posted by TelUS Consulting Services in CLEC catagory.

By partnering with data center provider Phoenix NAP, Cox Business is tuning into the idea that while small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) trail the size of large enterprises, their security and network redundancy needs are no less important.

Targeted at Arizona-based SMBs, Phoenix NAP data center features 148,000 square feet of raised-floor datacenter space with diverse network feeds. The data center provider is able to maintain uptime during a power outage with medium voltage power distribution delivered by four 10 megawatt feeds running along diverse paths from the electrical substation, N+1 Cummins backup generators, S&C PureWaveTM UPS systems, and McQuay Modular Central Plants.

Cox in turn ensures network redundancy by providing dual fiber entries that are supported by redundant network switching centers into the Phoenix NAP building. Each of the fiber connections ride on multiple OC-192 fiber rings.

The Phoenix NAP has been making a name for itself over the past year attracting not only Cox Business, but also Global Crossing and Level 3 as network partners.

As predicted, the cable companies are aiming their big guns right at the CLEC industry’s sweet spots.

Joe Buck, N.C.E.

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