Data102 Partners with Apple to Bolster Local Service

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The latest in a series of big moves for leading Colorado Springs datacenter

applelogoData102 announced today that it has directly peered with Apple to improve service for Colorado Springs businesses and residents. Data102’s customers will be able to use popular Apple services like iTunes, Apple TV, iCloud, and iLife with much less latency and connectivity issues than are common with some other colocation service providers.

“We’ve already seen the benefits,” said Randal Kohutek, Data102 Operations VP. “Traffic is taking a shorter path, with lower latency. Not only does this provide better service to Apple users, it also opens up capacity on the network for general use. It’s a win-win for all of our customers.”

Data102 was able to improve service by connecting directly with IPv4 and next generation IPv6 Apple networks in Denver and Los Angeles. The direct links and redundant networking mean less lag for users and a better experience overall.

“As an Apple user myself,” noted Kohutek, “I’m glad to offer such a high level of service to our new and existing customers—something no one else in our market can.”

This is the second major partnership announced by Data102 this year. In May, they announced a deal with Netflix that dramatically improved streaming from the entertainment giant and opened up bandwidth for all users. And they aren’t done yet.

Kohutek concludes, “I look forward to finding and peering with relevant content providers to continue to push the envelope on what our customers can expect from their network.”

About Data102
Data102 is a Colorado datacenter and IT services provider. The company offers products and services such as managed firewalls, hosting, collocation and bandwidth. The team at Data102 is proud to be able to deliver affordability, reliability, and flexibility, as well as an unparalleled level of customer service. For more information about Data102, LLC, visit


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Data102 Peers with Netflix to Improve Local Streaming Service

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Colorado Springs data center announces private peering with the Internet’s largest video streaming company

NetflixData102 announced today that they have peered with streaming giant Netflix to bring faster service to southern Colorado residents. As demand for video streaming has increased dramatically over the last few years, so has the need for adequate bandwidth to accommodate the massive amounts of data being used, especially in the evenings, as more and more people stay home to watch movies and their favorite TV shows.

Netflix has 35.65 million subscribers in the US alone who spend over 1 billion hours per month streaming video. A lot of bandwidth is necessary to meet that demand. “What we have found,” said Randal Kohutek, Operations Director at Data102,” is that we can provide our customers with a faster connection during peak hours by working directly with Netflix instead of going through a backbone carrier like AT&T or Level3.” To accomplish this, Data102 has run a 10 gigabit connection straight to Netflix, which means Data102 customers will see uninterrupted streaming—even during evenings midweek when demand spikes.

This private peering deal with Netflix is the latest example of Data102’s willingness to make big investments in infrastructure to meet the needs of its growing customer base. Data102 is southernColorado’s leading data center and IT service provider. They are focused on providing the highest level of service possible, which they continue to do with private peering, state-of-the-art power and cooling systems, top-rated technology, and frequent technical upgrades. In a quickly changing digital landscape, Data102 consistently meets the expanding needs of its customers by making the investments necessary to ensure fast, reliable internet service and unparalleled customer service.

About Data102
Data102 is a Colorado data center and IT services provider. The company offers products and services such as managed firewalls, hosting, collocation and bandwidth. The team at Data102 is proud to be able to deliver affordability, reliability and flexibility, as well as an unparalleled level of customer service. For more information about Data102 LLC, visit


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Colorado Springs Datacenter Data102 Announces 10 Gigabit Networking

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Data102, a Colorado Springs datacenter, has upgraded to a 10Gbps network in order to provide customers all over the world with an unbeatable network in terms of speed, price and reliability. This upgrade, combined with a variety of services and fantastic customer support, is why this Colorado Springs data center is the number-one privately held colocation facility in Southern Colorado

10 Gbps NetworkData102’s recent upgrade will ensure that itsColorado Springs datacenters remain the leading facilities in Southern Colorado. Data102’s upgrade to a 10Gbps network increases the network’s speed and reliability, while driving down costs and improving customer satisfaction.

A 10Gbps network refers to a rate of data transfer, which is the average number of blocks, bits or characters flowing in a data transmission system. A 10Gbps network describes a transfer speed of 10 gigabits per second; this is a measurement for an extremely high-speed network. The choice to upgrade to a 10Gbps network means that customers will receive extremely fast service and that the network will be even more robust than it was previously.

The recent upgrade makes this Colorado Springs datacenter far more appealing to IT customers than competing datacenters. In addition to a fast network, Data102 remains up-to-date with other technical upgrades, and offers many great products and services at an incredibly affordable price.

Data102 understands the importance of a network’s reliability and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service, which is why power, connectivity and cooling are combined with state-of-the-art technology in order to provide a comprehensive IT solution to the Front Range. In addition to this, Data102 has two facilities in order to better meet various business’ needs. Their Colorado Springs colocation is designed to fulfill small, medium and enterprise business needs, and both centers have the same goal in mind: network up-time. A reliable network is one that is up and running more than 99.999 percent of the time.

Another factor that makes Data102 unlike any other Colorado Springs data center is that the reliable network and systems upgrades are combined with a knowledgeable management team, experienced engineers, and a 24-hour support team. In the case of a problem, support is available any time of the day or night so that problems are resolved as soon as possible.

Data102 offers a range of IT products and services, all of which have benefited from the recent network upgrade. A few of the products and services offered by Data102 include colocation, Tier 1 bandwidth, T1s, DSL and Metro Ethernet, backups and disaster recovery solutions, virtual private servers, managed firewalls, and hosted anti-SPAM solutions.

Data102 is a Colorado Springs datacenter and IT services provider. The company offers a variety of products and services including colocation, bandwidth, last-mile Internet and Voice-over-IP, virtualization, managed firewalls, hosting and more. The team at Data102 is dedicated to supplying customers all over the world with IT products and services that will aid their business. For more information about Data102 LLC, visit

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Data102 Announces Peering with Google

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Google LogoData102 is pleased to announce that we have turned up a direct peering relationship with Google, and it’s affiliated companies including YouTube. We are pleased to be able to offer a higher quality of service to our customers through this direct relationship which increases both throughput and capacity. If you have any questions about this new upstream, please let us know!


Data102 Adds Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that it is providing bandwidth and connectivity solutions to Data102, Southern Colorado’s Leading colocation provider

Hurricane Electric LogoThe new relationship will improve Data102’s bandwidth, reliability and congestion management capabilities when delivering next-generation IP access services.  It will also give Data102’s customers access to Hurricane Electric’s rich global network.


“With access to Hurricane Electric’s network infrastructure, our customers will benefit from higher throughput and lower latency,” said Travis Taylor, Director of Business Development at Data102. “In addition, this relationship will improve the reliability and fault tolerance of our network.”


“I am delighted that access to Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone will help Data102 provide next-generation IP services to its customers,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric.


An IPv6 leader for over a decade, Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001.  Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone is one of the few that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for IPv6 connectivity.  IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.


About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected.  Within its global network, Hurricane Electric has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,800 different networks.  Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.  In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California – including Fremont2, its newest 200,000 square-foot facility.  Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps.


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About Data102

Data102, backed by a team of seasoned managers and engineers, provides Southern Colorado with a nationally competitive destination for comprehensive colocation, bandwidth and design solutions.  Data102’s enterprise IT solutions are known for their affordability, flexibility and reliability.



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