Telcentris Announces New York-based Data Center to Expand CLEC Footprint and Add Geographic Redundancy Across All Product Lines
September 12, 2012
Deployment of new data center marks company's first major East Coast facility expansion
SAN DIEGO – September 12, 2012 – Telcentris Inc., a leader in cloud communications and the creator of VoxOx and VoxOx In Business, today announced the opening of a new data center at the renowned Equinix collocation facility at 60 Hudson St. in New York. The company's data center operations and facilities have previously been West Coast-centered, hence, this deployment marks Telcentris' first major data center expansion initiative on the East Coast.
"We have been working on this project for some time and are thrilled to see it come to fruition," said Kevin Hertz, CTO of Telcentris. "60 Hudson St. is a premier data center location and our presence there reinforces key quality and reliability benefits to our current and future customers."
In undertaking this initiative, the company targeted three core aims, two of which have gone into effect immediately. First, Telcentris' deployment of a major data center facility on the East Coast has enabled the company to vastly increase its capacity for managing voice and data traffic. Second, the new facility has added further geographic redundancy. This enables the company to seamlessly reroute traffic in the case of a disruption to West Coast infrastructure, which could result from a range of causes, including natural disasters, carrier issues, or any other type of incident that may impact the physical structure or its contents. Previously, the company used third-party services, such as Amazon's AWS, to enable geographic redundancy, so this move provides Telcentris with the ability to leverage its own in-house redundancy solution.
A third goal of the New York-based facility has been to expand the company's CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) footprint. Being a CLEC enables the company to provide services such as telephone numbers, local and long distance calling, and data access over its own network, allowing it to compete with incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) like AT&T. Telcentris has been a facilities-based CLEC in California since November 2009 and has long been developing its nationwide CLEC infrastructure with regulatory approval in several other states. With the New York data center now in place, Telcentris will soon be able to reap the CLEC benefits in that geographic location, which, in turn, empowers the company to pass related benefits along to customers. One example of such a benefit is that soon the company will be able to provide users of its consumer service, VoxOx, with free phone numbers with their local New York area codes, as opposed to charging a small monthly rental fee for local phone numbers or assigning free numbers at random. Also, because Telcentris' proprietary unified communications engine bypasses some of the costs and complexities of leasing similar services from other CLECs or ILECs, it is possible for Telcentris to deliver more cost effective, innovative and higher quality services to its entire customer base.
"Expanding our CLEC footprint is a major feat for us," said Bryan Hertz, CEO of Telcentris. "Now that the New York data center has been deployed, only a few minor steps remain in getting our CLEC live in the country's largest metropolitan center."
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About Telcentris, Inc. Telcentris is an innovator in cloud-based unified communications and VoIP solutions for consumer, business and wholesale markets. For consumers, Telcentris delivers VoxOx, a free service that integrates voice, text, chat, fax, social networking and more. For businesses, Telcentris provides VoxOx In Business – a complete suite of VoIP business phone solutions that are more cost effective, efficient and easier to manage than traditional phone systems. Through a wholesale division, Telcentris also offers turnkey VoIP solutions and carrier services. The foundation of the company's offerings is its award-winning unified communications platform in the cloud that enables the company and its customers to build powerful, scalable applications and services. Founded in 2006, Telcentris is headquartered in San Diego. For more information, please visit http://www.telcentris.com.