Farnam’s Omaha IX adds connectivity to Bluestem Network; provides cloud onramp to central US

Farnam’s Omaha IX adds connectivity to Bluestem Network; provides cloud onramp to central US

1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral, edge interconnection and data center services announces the extension of its edge interconnection services into Bluestem Network’s new hyperconnected Data and Services Hub (DASH) located in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. The 10 Gigabit all-fiber tether between the two facilities offers customers in Lincoln and the surrounding region direct access to the many cloud on-ramps and Tier 1, 2, and 3 carriers available at 1623 Farnam, along with Omaha IX, the most geographically centered internet Exchange in the U.S.

Bluestem Network’s new, unique DASH is a hybrid service provider hub combined with a hyperconnected information services center and will be ready for service in the first quarter of 2021. Bluestem Network can now expand 1623 Farnam’s extensive portfolio of edge data center and interconnection services, bringing big value to its clients with more robust network options, greater performance and resiliency, and lower latency with fewer network hops.

“Both of our companies share a common passion for excellence and helping organizations do more to innovate and expand capabilities by leveraging the necessary high capacity infrastructure that powers today’s business and IT environments,” comments Todd Cushing, President of 1623 Farnam. ”This new 10 Gig connection between 1623 Farnam and Bluestem Network offers a ton of essential connectivity and local peering options, not only to enterprises and ISPs, but managed services, cloud and content providers, as well. Clients can also easily interconnect to Google’s largest North American Cloud node and a Facebook cloud node located in the metro area.”

“We are excited to launch our new hyperconnected data and services hub along with this 10 Gig connection into 1623 Farnam,” states Trevor Snider, Chief Operating Officer of Bluestem Network. “This deployment is core to our mission to get customers ‘thinking locally and competing globally’ with Bluestem Network’s first-class IT and internet services. With this new fiber tether, we are doing something really unique by providing an interconnection point for businesses in Lincoln to access a host of carriers and cloud providers quickly and easily. It also offers rapid failover options for customers desirous of utilizing multiple internet service providers.”

Upcoming developments include the deployment of a second 10 Gigabit fiber tether between 1623 Farnam and Bluestem Network for added network resiliency and diversity in the first quarter of 2021, making Bluestem Network the only hub in Lincoln which provides direct access to two Tier 1 carriers.

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