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Stream Data Centers and Cox Business Team Up in the Desert

Things just got very exciting for Stream Data Centers’ new Phoenix I hyperscale data center: high-end connectivity with major fiber provider Cox Business. This fresh partnership translates to huge benefits for large enterprises and cloud providers in the area, as it means they can now interconnect Stream’s offerings with local offices or other data centers in the region while taking advantage of Cox’s wide array of network services – from video and voice to managed services and security.

For Cox Business, the new agreement results in a greater connectivity for the region in general. “This is critical for our local businesses as they compete in a rapidly growing, data-driven economy”, explains Vice President of Cox Business Ed Aaronson, “Data centers are a key component to the economic growth of our community.  Our collaboration with Stream Data Centers illustrates the importance of blending data centers and connectivity”. This commitment to connectivity in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area has long since been an important objective for Cox Business. “Cox Business has invested more than one billion dollars in Arizona, over the last decade, in expanding its Arizona network to help the Phoenix Metropolitan Area become one of the most connected regions”, notes Aaronson.

For Stream, this announcement is another step towards full deployment of the 157-acre Arizona facility they began redeveloping last year. The greater Phoenix area is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States for data center activity, and Stream’s campus there is set to become the largest when its first phase is completed next month. Here’s what Stream had to say: 

“Adding Cox Business to the mix helps us bring world-class connectivity offerings into the campus. As one of the most robust fiber providers in the West Valley, pulling the Cox Business backbone into our data centers helps us ensure that our customers will have the high performance, low latency connectivity they need to support their businesses.”

-Chad Rodriguez, Stream Data Centers
Vice President, Network and Cloud at Stream

Most importantly, Stream’s hyperscale campus is now positioned to provide sub-2ms round trip latency to all major carrier hotels in the area  – with plenty of space available for vital IT infrastructure. When fully complete, key benefits of the West Valley campus will include:

  • A 350 MW onsite Arizona Public Service Electric Company substation
  • 2 million square feet across 5 buildings
  • 24 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Proximity to other cloud providers in the region

With the addition of Cox Business as partner, you could say this is a data center and connectivity match made in desert heaven. Cox’s portfolio brings topnotch support for all Stream tenants through the region’s most diverse network service offerings – looks like a new dawn in the Valley of the Sun.

To learn more about Stream’s Phoenix hyperscale data center campus, visit their website here.

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