Seattle, WA – 3/11/2016 – Wave, a gigabit fiber and broadband services company, and Centeris, a leading infrastructure provider for mission-critical IT and networking systems, today announced completion of the United States’ first transpacific broadband data and fiber hub. This combines Centeris’ massive 86-acre datacenter campus south of Seattle with the connectivity of Wave’s rapidly growing broadband fiber network.
Located at Centeris’ South Hill (SH) campus in Puyallup, WA, the Transpacific Hub® (TPH) combines fast and secure connectivity with industrial IT power for businesses throughout the West Coast and key Asian markets requiring data compute, storage, disaster recovery, and cloud computing applications. The TPH is made possible by Wave’s high-speed fiber network in California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as new fiber construction that connects directly to Asian markets via subsea cable systems.
Businesses on both sides of the Pacific now have direct access to the Centeris campus, as well as all major Network Access Points (NAPs) and Points of Presence (POPs) on the West Coast, from Southern California to Canada. With the addition of Centeris, Wave is providing its fiber and networking backbone for more than 80 datacenters on the West Coast.
Centeris SH has 50 megawatts of dedicated power with substantial capacity ready for service as well as direct access to Seattle’s Westin Building Exchange facilitated by Wave’s fiber network. It also enjoys the security of a private campus, while benefiting from proximity to one of the key network locations in the U.S. Furthermore, the campus is built on bedrock, exceeds current seismic standards and is located above the 500-year floodplain.
“We are thrilled to introduce our Transpacific Hub in partnership with Wave, providing customers on both sides of the Pacific with easy and cost-effective access to our campus and more broadly, connectivity to all major West Coast commercial centers,” said Simon Lee, Centeris Board Director. “There is strong geographic compatibility between Wave and Centeris, and we both believe that the Seattle area is an ideal location to provide the combination of data center assets, reliable and green power and fiber needed for the Transpacific Hub.”
“Integrating the power of Centeris with the connectivity of Wave provides enterprise, government and wholesale customers access to a world-class, Seattle-area facility that can also leverage data centers elsewhere or provide needed redundancy,” said Patrick Knorr, Wave EVP of business. “Our alliance brings clients a range of connectivity options and scalable data center capacity, all at competitive prices.”
Initial customers include domestic and international gaming, content, technology, logistics, ecommerce, and financial service companies. The TPH is especially well-suited for large enterprises and other organizations that place a priority on cloud-based services and infrastructure.
Centeris is a leading infrastructure provider for mission-critical IT and networking systems, providing strategic carrier interconnections to augment regional network resiliency and serving a critical hubbing function for transpacific data communications. For more information, visit www.centeris.com.
Wave is a gigabit fiber and broadband services company, providing true high-speed internet service and a variety of related products and options for business and residential customers in key areas of Washington, Oregon and California. For more information, visit www.wavebroadband.com.
Mark S. Peterson
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