Digital transformation was key for any business before COVID-19, but with workers at home and teams dispersed across regions and away from their local offices – it became a critical mission over the last 16 months. A part of that initiative is ensuring businesses and employees have reliable connectivity to their data centers to guarantee access to critical IT resources that support the business each day.
Our team at Comcast business is uniquely positioned to address these needs, and this week we announced a new partnership with Sabey Data Centers to help even more organizations that utilize Sabey’s data centers to stay up and running.
Comcast Business is investing in local Washington data centers in partnership with the Sabey Data Centers to bring better IT continuity and connectivity to businesses nationwide. We are doing this by integrating connectivity into data centers located in Tukwila and Quincy, giving businesses a private connection to regional Sabey data centers. The collaboration will help advance digital transformation initiatives and enable businesses nationwide to better support their employees working remotely.
Washington state has made a name for itself in the data center sector for hosting the digital assets of California-based enterprises. Thanks to these benefits, it is experiencing rapid growth across its data center market. Sabey Data Centers has brought to market a combined 2.2 million square feet of data center space throughout the state and is providing tenants with access to reliable, price-stabilized affordable power via sustainable generation, superior connectivity and turnkey infrastructure deployment.
As one of the largest privately-owned data center operators in the world, Sabey needs reliable, credible partners to help capitalize on the booming data center market in Washington. And our team at Comcast Business is proud to help them drive that mission and provide comprehensive solutions that support the broad connectivity initiatives data centers demand.
By integrating Comcast Business’ Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) system, Sabey Data Center can enable business customers to take advantage of high network availability. Comcast Business has also built diverse 100 Gbps connections through separate network locations in its HFC system, so if there is an outage along one path, alternative paths are available for backup connectivity and support so Sabey customers can stay online. As part of the partnership, Comcast Business will also offer Sabey customers an “on-ramp” to popular cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud via the Comcast Business Direct-to-Cloud platform, which connects customers to the cloud without going through the Internet.
“CIOs and IT decision makers are often challenged with managing connections to multiple data centers and cloud solutions, managing application performance as well as troubleshooting latency and throughput issues from their data center connections,” said John Ford, VP and General Manager, Sabey Data Centers, Seattle. “Comcast Business’ data center connectivity helps our customers simplify their workloads by providing direct access on a network that can be tied to a business’s physical location – this means great performance, reliability, and scalability, and ultimately greater network agility for businesses.”
Another benefit of the partnership for Sabey is their customers get access to the largest broadband provider in the state. So, businesses already using Comcast Business Ethernet and IP services will have efficient and secure access to Sabey’s data centers. Plus, workers with Xfinity internet who need to remotely access information or upload files will be able to send their information through Comcast’s statewide network.
“We’ve already seen that the demand for digital transformation has the power to completely revolutionize how a business operates,” said Rob Brenner, Vice President of Comcast Business for Comcast’s Washington Region. “As a provider of comprehensive technology solutions for businesses, we are thrilled to partner with the Sabey Data Centers to help local businesses in Washington transform their backend operations and modernize in anticipation of a data-driven future of work.”
So what’s next for Comcast Business? Our team of engineers is striving to continue to build solutions that drive connectivity, access to data centers and increased connectivity to cloud solutions.
For more information, please visit http://business.comcast.com