On June 2, 2016, Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE and Quasar Data Center entered into a joint partnership to offer organizations cloud solutions, high-speed optical transport and Department of Information Resources (DIR) purchase opportunities in Houston, Texas, one of the nation’s largest metro markets.
Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE was founded in 2010 and has since evolved into an all-fiber-optic network infrastructure company, offering Ethernet, Internet, dark fiber and VoIP services to businesses, educational institutions and carriers across Texas. Quasar Data Center is an SSAE16 certified facility that offers customers private cloud solutions supported by N+1 Infrastructure along with 24/7/365 support and security. In addition, both organizations are Woman-Owned and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), which provides an advantage to Texas buyers seeking to meet HUB spending targets.
“The service offerings of both companies complement each other and provide a win-win solution for customers,” said Dr. James Peters, Quasar’s Vice President of Technology. “Through this agreement, customers will be able to access Cloud Infrastructure and Desktop-as-a-Service for mission-critical and high-performance applications as well as cloud transport over the network. These same cloud services can be offered to state and local governments, educators and other public entities in Texas through Quasar’s Department of Information Resources cloud services contract with the state of Texas,” Peters added.
Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE will offer colocation, carrier-neutral access, cloud transport and DIR direct purchase opportunities under Quasar, a Tier 1 Point of Presence (PoP) that provides enterprise-class cloud, colocation and managed services.
Dan Wickersham, Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE, said, “We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Quasar as we will be able to extend our capabilities beyond our dense Houston metro market footprint to offer direct connections to other markets, multiple carriers and cloud transport. At the same time, customers can benefit from Quasar’s carrier-level SLAs, 100 percent availability, public and private cloud solutions and its enhanced security portfolio.”