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DataBank Welcomes Southern Telecom at its Atlanta Facility, Further Positioning DataBank as Regional Standard for Data Centers

DataBank Welcomes Southern Telecom at its Atlanta Facility, Further Positioning DataBank as Regional Standard for Data Centers

Fiber connectivity has been added into DataBank’s ATL1 data center, located in Atlanta

Dallas, TX , August 26, 2020DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity and managed services, announces that Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, has completed its fiber connectivity into DataBank’s ATL1 data center, located in Atlanta.

The STI partnership adds to DataBank’s long list of network access providers, increasing true carrier-neutral access to DataBank’s customers, all the while enabling STI to provide network access to those customers. ATL1 already houses Southern Crossroads, which provides high-speed connectivity to research and education sites throughout the southeast. With the addition of STI, DataBank becomes an even more integral hub for regional connection and peering in the region.

“We are pleased to welcome STI into the facility,” states said Brandon Peccoralo, ATL1 General Manager. “The arrangement bolsters DataBank’s position in the attractive technology-driven market. Atlanta continues to be a great fit for DataBank, given the region’s large base of enterprise companies looking for high-quality data center services.”

In addition, the center facilitates a newly carved out relationship between STI and a third player, Linode, the world’s largest independent cloud provider.

“We are excited to work with DataBank, which enables us to provide fiber connectivity to Linode. This new connectivity will also provide DataBank customers an additional option for network providers,” comments Steve Laufersweiler, Carrier Account Executive for STI.

STI markets more than 2,600 route miles in the southeast, which is anchored by its robust conduit and dark fiber metro network in Atlanta. For more information on Southern Telecom and the dark fiber services it offers, visit

DataBank operates twenty data centers across nine markets in the United States, offering local service and national reach – putting its customers’ content and applications closer to the edge. For more information and to schedule an IT consultation, please visit

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Recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies in 2023, DataBank helps the world’s largest enterprises, technology, and content providers ensure their data and applications are always on, always secure, always compliant, and ready to scale to meet the needs of the artificial intelligence era.

Our edge colocation and infrastructure footprint consists of 65+ “HPC-ready” data centers in 27+ markets, 20 interconnection hubs, and on-ramps to an ecosystem of cloud providers with virtually unlimited reach.

We combine these platforms with contract portability, managed security, compliance enablement, hands-on support, and a guarantee of 100% uptime availability, to give our customers absolute confidence in their IT infrastructure and the power to create a boundless digital future for their business.

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