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SkySwitch Adds Las Vegas PoP

November 02, 2017

White-label telecommunications solution provider SkySwitch has turned up a new West Coast point of presence. It’s at The Lone Mountain Data Center operated by ViaWest.

This Las Vegas facility is the fourth geo-node in the SkySwitch network. The others are in Dallas, Minnesota, and New York.

The company says this move comes at a time in which SkySwitch is experiencing fast user growth and is investing to support that growth. (It reports having had triple-digit growth in the past 12 months). Meanwhile, according to founder and President Eric Hernaez, its competitors “are struggling with capacity and reliability issues.”

The new geo-node was turned up without any service interruption. And it increased the company’s network capacity by more than 25 percent.

“Unlike other high-availability redundancy schemes, that rely on a primary and failover system, the SkySwitch system is Always Available,” the company says. “That means that SkySwitch provides identical service across multiple nodes in real-time. With seamless and transparent failover between nodes, service disruptions are avoided because customer connections can be automatically transferred to any nodes available in the event of trouble.”

ViaWest is now owned by Peak 10 Inc. The company was previously a Shaw Communications Inc. subsidiary. The company’s Lone Mountain data center is a 66,000-square-foot facility offering up to 9MW of UPS power and cooling, and multiple redundant fiber optic telecommunication networks. 

As for SkySwitch, its hosted services enable interconnects, resellers, and VARs to transition more easily from selling traditional PBXs to extensive cloud-based UC solutions. And last year the company announced a relationship with SD-WAN company SimpleWAN to provide its resellers with more visibility and control.

“Our mission at SkySwitch is to help our resellers chart a course from launch of service to success as quickly as possible,” Hernaez said at the time. “A large part of that equation is helping them solve the quality of service dilemma. Our partnership with SimpleWAN helps us to deliver on this mission by giving our resellers access to a QoS and monitoring solution that truly works.”

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Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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