Originally Posted on Cabling Installation and Maintenance
Josh Snowhorn is founder and CEO at Quantum Loophole, an operator of data center campuses in the gigawatt scale. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Snowhorn’s key founding and executive positions include time at Terremark, Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Cincinnati Bell, and CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE). Snowhorn founded the Global Peering Forum, the annual meeting for the Internet interconnection and peering community, where he serves on the board of directors. He also serves on the advisory board of Telescent, a maker of automated data center interconnection machines.
Last August, CI&M reported on the ground breaking of QLoop, the 43-mile hyperscale fiber ring connecting Quantum Loophole’s 2,100+ acre Quantum Frederick data center development site in Maryland to the Ashburn, Virginia connectivity ecosystem. For this interview, we asked Snowhorn update on construction of data center and fiber conduit infrastructure from the perspective of half a year gone by, in terms of deployment and installation progress.
Snowhorn said that Quantum Loophole is building the largest medium haul fiber backbone that’s ever been created. The QLoop network ring network ring offer capacity for more than 200,000 strands of fiber connecting to the Ashburn ecosystem in under one half millisecond Round Trip Time (RTT). “And we are bolstering that with some pretty amazing cross-connect capabilities,” he added. “Each property will have access to conduits and thousands of strands of fiber directly into the QLoop system to enable seamless, private and secure connectivity for all of our campus-wide customers.”
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