Data Center Launches Expanded Capabilities and Capacity Upgrades

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1623 Farnam announces Arelion has upgraded its network capacity and capabilities at 1623’s interconnected edge data center in Omaha. This network expansion also enables access to Arelion’s new multi-terabit optical fiber route, which delivers high-capacity bandwidth from Chicago to Denver and leverages Infinera’s latest ICE6 800G coherent transponder technology. This robust, diverse open line system from Arelion offers 1623 Farnam customers rapid deployments and an ideal foundation for superior network performance and next-generation applications and connectivity requirements. 1623 Farnam is a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services. Formerly Telia Carrier, Arelion is a leading light in global connectivity services ranking #1 as the global internet backbone.

Arelion delivers more than 70,000km of optical fiber and 1,700 MPLS endpoints connecting customers in 125 countries worldwide to deliver digital services to the edge. The company’s presence within the 1623 Farnam carrier and cloud ecosystem has been augmented by its recently completed 800G fiber route spanning from Denver to OmahaDes Moines and Chicago. This route provides readily available capacity options for organizations looking to leverage on-demand, innovative technologies that span 5G, IoT, AI, AR, cloud gaming, and beyond. Arelion performed successful field validation tests from the 1623 Farnam data center late last year and is now providing general availability of capacity.

The new route utilizes transponder systems with coherent lasers and detectors capable of transmitting 800G waves across the system, which can be broken down into smaller bandwidth interfaces such as 400G, 100G, and 10G according to customer capacity requirements. This, along with 1623 Farnam’s robust connectivity ecosystem, strategically centralized location, and an array of trusted data center services, helps tenants in the data center utilize the latest technologies with competitive commercial costs and a greater availability by avoiding supply chain challenges using multiple supplier options on the open line system.

“Customers that are looking to digitally transform need ample network capacity for their applications and systems to thrive — and it’s clear we have a tremendous amount of capacity in Omaha. At 1623 Farnam, we’re proud to offer access to Arelion’s leading global backbone,” comments Todd Cushing, President, for 1623 Farnam. “Many vendors are dealing with 25-30 week lead times, and people don’t have that kind of time anymore. We have the capacity available and ready to go. As an edge expert and a connectivity connoisseur, we’re glad that we can continue to improve our ecosystem with wonderful partners and tenants, creating a rising tide that lifts all boats.”

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