FiberLight, LLC, a fiber infrastructure provider with more than 20 years of construction experience building mission-critical, high-bandwidth networks, recently announced that it is offering a Managed Dark Fiber Network (MDFN) solution. This solution meets the needs of enterprises whose applications and business operations are expanding at unprecedented rates, requiring levels of dynamic capacity, security and cost efficiency that cannot be achieved through lit solutions only.
Dark fiber adds control and cost-efficacy by allowing enterprises to adjust service independent of a provider and delivering virtually unlimited bandwidth with high levels of flexibility and security for as-needed network adjustments. Dark fiber averts the need to contact service providers or vendors every time service needs to be turned up or down to adjust to market demand — which adds both cost and delays — and its bandwidth is only limited by the equipment that is placed on it. However, many may not have the in-house expertise or available capital that can be needed to buy equipment and properly run a dark fiber network.
With this MDFN solution, enterprises can move past deployment roadblocks to leverage FiberLight’s expert construction, installation, network management and equipment buying power and create dark fiber solutions that suit their requirements. This empowers the delivery of future-proof network solutions that grow and operate at the pace of digital and business evolution and allows resources to be realigned to focus on core competencies. Plus, FiberLight’s flexible financing options ensure that clients can purchase in a way that is most beneficial to them, for instance, turning a traditional one-time capital expense into a monthly fixed operational expense.
MDFN expands FiberLight’s service offering collaboration with Ciena, which has been enabling enterprises and FiberLight’s channel with Data Center Interconnect, a 100Gbps wavelength service connecting data centers with high-capacity, secure and diverse data transfer leveraging the Ciena Waveserver® Ai platform.
“We’re proud to bring this managed dark fiber product to market in collaboration with Ciena, allowing partners, service providers, data centers and enterprises across healthcare, higher education and beyond to control their network operations and cost and cater to increasing network demands,” notes Marc Dyman, Chief Revenue Officer of FiberLight. “We’re excited to see this benefit our partners by addressing their customers’ concerns on how to keep pace with the need for scale and control with mission-critical fiber and network management capabilities that empower digital transformation in a data-intensive era.”
This launch underscores FiberLight’s mission to align its organization and support its traditional channel partners while enhancing its focus on partners that are looking to leverage new fiber construction for high-bandwidth, high-capacity networks and dark fiber. FiberLight’s Strategic Partners and Alliances program supports the success of its partners’ overall business with the adoption and support of location-based intelligence featuring a strategic focus on metro diversity, entrance construction and dark fiber services (IRU, lease, managed, etc.).
“We’re thrilled to partner with FiberLight to offer their Managed Dark Fiber Network solution,” comments Tim Wise, Chief Executive Officer of Advocate, the premier technology business management (TBM) services company. “For businesses needing to replace outdated legacy networks, this is a great solution that offers the ability to grow into full dark fiber ownership should the business decide to manage on their own in the future. We see this as particularly attractive to our healthcare industry clients, and with FiberLight’s extensive network in Texas, as well as Tampa, Atlanta and the DC Metro areas, we’re well-positioned to continue accelerating IT business value through comprehensive TBM services.”
FiberLight leverages extensive, dedicated expertise designing, building, maintaining and monitoring large-scale, custom high-capacity fiber infrastructure in some of the country’s most rapidly growing areas. For network and data center providers, large enterprises across the U.S., and up-the-stack partners who are looking to enjoy all the benefits of dark fiber but need expert network management and financing flexibility, FIberLight’s Managed Dark Fiber Network services offer an ideal network growth solution.
To learn more about FiberLight, please visit www.fiberlight.com.