Phoenix, Ariz. – May 4, 2016 – IO, a leading global provider of Data Center Services, today announced Hammer Fiber has selected the IO.New Jersey data center to provide network interconnectivity for its telecommunications services. Hammer Fiber chose IO because it provides a highly secure, energy efficient data center that offers flexibility to add capacity quickly to accommodate their expansion plans.
Hammer Fiber has connected a 450-mile fiber network throughout New Jersey. It will use IO.New Jersey's Meet-Me-Room as its centralized network hub and to enable a direct, low latency fiber link between Manhattan and Philadelphia. The company will also use the hub to securely cross-connect with its carrier partners. Hammer Fiber is rolling out a next-generation broadband service that delivers to its New Jersey customers the triple play of high-speed internet service, VoIP telephone service and IPTV service.
"IO easily met our rigorous requirements for carrier-class data center connectivity and security that will help us maintain an always-on network," said Michael Adamcik, Vice President of Network Services, Hammer Fiber. "Their data center stood out in its ability to maximize energy efficiency and to scale to support our fast-growth business plan. Its central location provides a vital link for our high-speed network, helping us deliver advanced internet services to customers ranging from Manhattan to Philadelphia."
IO.New Jersey is a carrier-neutral data center that enables customers to connect to hundreds of networks in its Meet-Me-Room, where telecommunications companies can physically connect to one another and exchange data. IO.New Jersey maintains diverse network paths in and out of the data center to help ensure interconnections are available on a 24/7 basis with minimal risk of interruption.
With 830,000 square feet, IO.New Jersey is one of the largest colocation and cloud modular data center facilities on the U.S. east coast. IO's modules are exceptionally energy efficient and provide power cost savings of between 20 to 30 percent as compared to traditional raised floor colocation. The data center employs multiple layers of physical security to protect the mission-critical infrastructure in the facility.
"Delivering advanced broadband services, Hammer Fiber is an industry-disruptive company that is a great fit for our data center services," said David Mettler, Vice President of Sales and the Market Director, IO. "They can leverage the redundancy and resiliency built into our state-of-the-art infrastructure to help them deliver products that tap the full potential of the age of the internet."
Founded in 2007, IO is a data center services company that utilizes the latest data center technology to deliver colocation and cloud services to businesses and governments around the world. IO's next-generation colocation data center offering gives enterprises the flexibility to deploy legacy and cloud applications in a secure and efficient environment. IO operates six state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Singapore and London. Trusted by some of the most demanding consumers of data center services, IO unleashes the potential for the data center to deliver sustainable business value. For more information about IO, visit io.com.
PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2016 -- Hammer Fiber Optic Investments, the New Jersey based Fiber Services provider, has launched in vXchnge's Philadelphia facility. The announcement was made today by vXchnge, a Designed for Performance® carrier-neutral colocation services provider.
Hammer Fiber offers an array of carrier services in the region and has chosen to launch in vXchnge's data center to establish a direct route from Philadelphia to New York. Additionally, vXchnge will be used as a central data hub for Hammer Fiber's layer 3 services that they will be launching early 2nd quarter of this year. Hammer Fiber brings next generation, cutting edge home entertainment and video services to subscribers which integrates with all devices – allowing access to whatever content their subscribers want, when they want it.
"Keeping our subscribers connected and fully integrated is a huge priority for us, and vXchnge offers seamless integration, best in class security practices as well as a highly-efficient facility, so we know our customers are in good hands," said Brian Snyder, VP of Sales and Marketing at Hammer Fiber. "It is vXchnge's excellence in service, security and integration that made them an obvious choice for our low-latency direct route to New York from Philadelphia."
vXchnge Philadelphia provides state-of-the-art design power, cooling and infrastructure redundancy in the heart of downtown. The facility is part of the Company's strategy to create "Built for Performance" data centers in edge growth markets to address "latency to customer" issues for the cloud and service providers that fuel the digital services economy. That and a strong commitment to safeguard customer data, vXchnge Philadelphia also provides next-generation security features with iris scanners, two-factor authentication and a cylindrical entry portal.
"We are very pleased to welcome Hammer Fiber to our state-of-the-art data center where they can serve their customers locally from the edge, from Philadelphia to New York," said Ernest Sampera, Chief Marketing Officer at vXchnge. "Our facilities are designed to support the performance and latency sensitive service applications like Hammer Fiber's IP tv, voice and broadband - and with the brand protection we provide, their customers will receive the seamless and on-demand service they expect, without interruption."
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For more information on its Philadelphia data center, visit http://www.vxchnge.com/data-centers/locations/philadelphia-pa/
vXchnge is a Designed for Performance® carrier-neutral colocation service provider dedicated to improving the business performance of its customers. vXchnge's broad geographic footprint puts its customers at "the Edge" – in 15 key locations where they can serve customers locally, and reach more businesses and more consumers in more markets. For more information on gaining an edge with vXchnge, visit www.vxchnge.com
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Point Pleasant Beach, NJ (February 10th, 2016) -- Hammer Fiber Optic Investments, the New Jersey based Fiber Services provider, has named former AECOM, Construction Project Manager, Joseph Barrett to head up the field operations of their rapidly developing consumer services division. With AECOM, Joseph was the principal Construction Project Manager specifically working under their national MSA with the United States Postal Service. His responsibilities included the management of a large set of small to medium size projects nationwide ensuring on-time and on-budget completion.
After having experienced recent successes with the deployment of Airbox technology in the Atlantic City, and Ventnor City Markets in NJ, Hammer Fiber states that it saw an opportunity to increase its exposure to Multi-Dwelling (MDU) and Multi-Tennant Units (MTU) utilizing the Airbox technology as well as its core model of Fiber to the Premises deployments. The company has recently announced its plans to increase the deployment of both types of infrastructure to aid in the distribution of its internet services and other over the top services, such as Voice and Video.
Joseph will be charged with executing and overseeing the construction phase of all projects concerning the installation and deployment of consumer grade products to MDUs and MTUs. "Bringing in Mr. Barrett was a logical choice for us," stated Mark Stogdill, CEO of Hammer Fiber, "His experience and qualifications speak for themselves, and we are excited to have him join the Hammer Team."
Joseph will immediately take charge of existing Fiber to the Premises projects in Rahway and Elizabeth, New Jersey, as well as begin the rollout of Airbox installations throughout Absecon Island.
Pilot Program to bring direct to consumer platform for Broadband internet, television and phone to Atlantic City area.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ (January 7, 2016) – Atlantic City residents and businesses will be the first to gain access to Hammer Fiber's Internet services powered by Airbox USA. Hammer Fiber Optic Investments, the New Jersey based Network Services provider, has announced their plans to bring a direct to consumer platform to the Atlantic City area. The company has partnered with Airbox USA, to deliver High speed Internet service, VoIP telephone service, and IPTV service to the Atlantic City area, providing those residents with another option for their service provider.
"We were able to identify a need in this market," says Mark Stogdill, Hammer Fiber's CEO, "there's very little choice for consumers in Atlantic City and Hammer Fiber is ready to deliver a new and reliable alternative."
Hammer Fiber will be utilizing the Airbox proprietary technology to power their service network, which will allow the company to deploy fiber-through-the-air services to homes and businesses in the Atlantic City and surrounding areas. The services will be delivered via their wireless network, which is supported by an all-fiber optic backbone. The company has completed installation of the first Airbox transmission hub located at the Ocean Club Condominiums and testing of the equipment is underway. The initial tests have already exceeded the company's expectations and they have begun to accept orders for the service which they anticipate to begin delivering in March.
Hammer Fiber has stated that this pilot program is intended to not only provide internet, television and phone service to residents but to pave the way for what the company believes is the next generation of Broadband delivery. As part of their rollout, the company will be offering incentive programs, including special pricing and referral discounts to those who pre-order service. Hammer Fiber has laid out its plan to launch the service in the market in two stages with the first stage to commence in February, allowing for beta-testing and customer feedback as well as the installation of select customers who pre-ordered service. The second stage, which is slated to cover all of Atlantic City and parts of the surrounding townships, will commence in March and provide for a broad reaching service platform. Given the technology at their disposal and its ability to deliver extremely high bandwidth to customers, Hammer Fiber expects that customer acquisition will be rapid.
New Agreement allows for property upgrades to commence in Rahway, NJ.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ (October 11, 2015) – The residents of River Place at Rahway, will be the first to access Hammer Fiber's consumer platform. Hammer Fiber Optic Investments has announced that the construction plans for the new Fiber Optic service to the River Place at Rahway apartments has been approved by the property's owner Salem Management Company.
The infrastructure construction is expected to begin over the next thirty days, with the final phase completed by February of 2016. Hammer Fiber will be bringing High Speed internet service to the building in conjunction with telephone and television service, over their Fiber Optic backbone. Once the construction phase is complete, the residents of River Place at Rahway, will have access to Hammer Fiber's Triple Play Platform, which offers up to 300 mbps Internet Speeds, IPTV service, and VoIP telephone.
Salem Management, a New Jersey based property management firm, which manages both residential and commercial properties throughout the state, is also exploring adding Hammer Fiber's service to several other properties, having already executed Premises Access licenses in three other properties, with expectations on reviewing others.
"We're excited to partner with Hammer Fiber in this venture," states Paul Donovan, CFO of Salem management, "the professionalism and expertise they have brought to the table is a sure sign our tenants have a lot to look forward to in the near future."