Partnership with company’s Miami data center to help provide redundant, reliable power and critical backup to customers during hurricane season
Sunrise, FL – July 19, 2011
– Comcast Business Services Florida East Coast Region is launching a partnership with ColoHouse to provide customers with additional options for reliable, redundant power and data center services. The partnership with Colohouse’s major Miami data center
helps provide customers with the continuation of Internet and telecommunications connectivity in the event of power loss. This service is extremely important in South Florida due to the need for disaster recovery and business continuity during the hurricane season.
“During the hurricane season, the daily operations and profitability of many businesses in South Florida can be greatly affected by severe weather,” said Comcast’s Vice President of Business Services for the Florida East Coast Region, Steven Schmitz. “This partnership with ColoHouse provides Comcast business customers additional power options to help protect their network-based operations during a major storm.”
ColoHouse’s Data Center is a 24,000 square foot facility located outside FEMA’s 500 year flood zone and is able to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. It’s a carrier neutral operation that is utilized by many major global carriers.
The partnership will allow customers to connect with Comcast facilities at the ColoHouse Miami Data Center to establish backup services in case of a power loss for any reason. This service extends disaster recovery services to any sized business.
“This is another example of how Comcast is revolutionizing business services in Miami by providing services that used to be obtainable only by larger companies,” said Schmitz.
“Whether it’s redundant power and cooling systems, modern equipment or special hurricane-rated facilities, we can offer new innovations and reliability to help ensure disaster recovery and business continuity,” said Richard E. Duman, Vice President of Sales Engineering for ColoHouse. “As more organizations rely on network connectivity to drive and support their daily operations, the need for BC/DR becomes even more critical to serving customers and protecting the overall integrity of the business.”
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com
) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
ColoHouse is a premier provider of network-neutral data center services in North America with 20 years of experience. With nearly 24,000 square feet of space available at its carrier-grade, SAS70 Type 2 certified, Category-5 protected, Miami Colocation facility, ColoHouse customers benefit from extraordinary customer service. ColoHouse gives businesses a competitive advantage with industry-leading security, environmental, and connectivity technologies, and a pricing structure that is best in its class. Visit ColoHouse today at www.colohouse.com
Amanda Van Riper
Spero C. Canton
Comcast/Florida East Coast Region