Newsroom Press Release

17 March 2009

Atlantic Metro Communications Expands its Network and Managed Colocation Services with Switch and Data in North Bergen, NJ and New York

New York, NY -- March 17, 2009 -- Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network neutral data center and Internet exchange services announced today that Atlantic Metro Communications, a recognized SAS 70 managed Internet service provider offering managed colocation, IP transit, nationwide transport and New York metro area dark fiber solutions has expanded its network Points of Presence (PoPs) at Switch and Data's sites in North Bergen, NJ and New York 111 8th Avenue. This expansion lets Atlantic Metro provide additional and enhanced managed colocation, managed Internet service, metro transport, IP Bandwidth, WiMAX, managed hosting and voice solutions for its web hosting, enterprise, and carrier customers.

Atlantic Metro Communications will utilize Switch and Data's PAIX® Internet exchange to enhance Internet connectivity for its customers. Using the PAIX® exchange to peer its traffic directly between content and end-user broadband networks will increase redundancy, improve performance and reduce latency on Atlantic Metro's network. Atlantic Metro offers customers quality IP Transit and low-latency Ethernet Transport with a 100 percent uptime, service-level agreement.

"Switch and Data's facility provides us with a secure, state-of-the-art facility," states Stephen Klenert, CEO of Atlantic Metro Communications, "where we can confidently host our customers' infrastructure. The site offers the ideal mix of flexible floor space and power density that is required by Atlantic Metro to ensure our customers' managed infrastructure is cost-effective, flexible and secure."

Atlantic Metro's services, including IP transit, Ethernet transport, managed colocation and managed services, are now available in Switch and Data's New Jersey site located at 5851 Westside Avenue in North Bergen. Atlantic Metro's network services are now also available in Switch and Data's 111 8th Avenue site in Manhattan.

"We are pleased that Atlantic Metro has chosen our North Bergen and 111 8th sites as efficient and cost effective places to offer its network services and house its customers' managed infrastructure deployments," said Ernie Sampera, Chief Marketing Officer for Switch and Data. "The high network densities in these sites make them a logical place for service providers to exchange traffic and reach new customers."

Switch and Data's North Bergen site has been built to the company's high-performance data center standard and can supply more than 200 watts per square foot of power and cooling capacity. At full completion the site will be supplied with more than 20 Megawatts of power with full N 1 redundancy for its UPS, generator and cooling infrastructure. Switch and Data has interconnected its North Bergen site to its existing 111 8th Avenue and 60 Hudson Street sites in New York, providing access to more than 300 networks and making it one of the most densely interconnected data centers in North America.

About Atlantic Metro Communications

Since 2002, Atlantic Metro Communications has operated state-of-the-art Internet Data Centers and networks throughout the New York metropolitan area and Chicago. The company also provides managed Internet Service Provider (ISP) solutions, colocation, metro transport, IP bandwidth, managed hosting and voice solutions. Atlantic Metro Communications provides services to many ISPs, web hosting solution providers, enterprise financial networks, Web 2.0 startups, VoIP suppliers, and carriers. Currently, Atlantic Metro Communication's global network includes multiple PoPs in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Toronto, Canada and London, UK.

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About Switch and Data

Switch and Data is a premier provider of network-neutral data centers that house, power, and interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies, enterprises, and communications service providers rely on Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet traffic. Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class service, delivered across the broadest colocation footprint and richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX® - the world's first commercial Internet exchange. For more information on Switch and Data, please visit

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