Verio Opens D.C. Data Center

Internet business services firmVerio Inc. this week opened a new data center
in the Washington, D.C. area in an attempt to extend its services to

Located in Vienna, Va., the center will be used to offer a variety of
services, primarily Web hosting. It is connected to Verio’s high-speed
Internet backbone and will be able to handle data at speeds up to 155
megabits per second, upgrading to 622 megabits per second in early 1999,
the company said.

“The new data center’s proximity to MAE East and other private-peering
exchange points means our customers will enjoy faster Internet access and
better overall performance,” said Chris DeMarche, chief
technical officer for Verio.

“We are staffing the data center with engineering teams that will provide
hands-on local customer support for Internet connectivity, Web hosting,
co-location and a range of other business Internet services.”

In addition to the data center, the company has been on a buying spree
recently. It has acquired a slew of Internet service providers, Web hosting
companies and network firms in the past few months, and was recently
allotted $400 million for further acquisitions.

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