ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Oct. 5, 2009 Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) today announced the opening of its 16Albuquerque. Qwest nationwide networks of hosting centers provide highly secure, reliable and scalable dedicated hosting services to businesses and government agencies. While the buildout of more than 14,000 square feet will be completed in 2010, the CyberCenter is operational and serving customers today.

Qwest CyberCenters provide dependable and highly secure hosting solutions to manage and protect customers’ critical data and IT systems. By outsourcing to Qwest, customers can maximize efficiencies and realize significant cost savings over in-house data centers. Qwest provides expert support for customers implementing disaster recovery plans, conducting e-commerce, operating complex Web sites and managing IT environments, including applications, databases and data storage. 


With the addition of Albuquerque, Qwest’s 16 CyberCenters are located in 12 metropolitan areas including Denver.; Burbank, Sacramento and Sunnyvale, Calif.; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis; Newark, N.J.; Seattle; Sterling, Va. and Tampa, Fla. al" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt">Key features of Qwest CyberCenters include:

·         Highly reliable connectivity to Qwest’s extensive coast-to-coast broadband network

·         Multiple emergency power systems to ensure operations in the event of utility failure

·         Redundant mechanical cooling systems to support higher rack densities

·         Top-of-the-line fire-detection and fire-suppression systems and equipment

·         Indoor and outdoor security monitoring and biometric access screening

·         Around-the-clock skilled support staff and security personnel

·         Service level agreements that offer up to 100 percent network availability


Chris Ancell, executive vice president of Qwest Business Markets Group
“This opening demonstrates Qwest’s continued success in serving enterprise customers nationwide.  Our CyberCenters offer customers a compelling alternative to taking on the considerable expense of building, maintaining and staffing their own data center.”

Loretta Armenta, Qwest New Mexico state president
“The Albuquerque CyberCenter represents an important phase of our commitment to invest more than $250 million in New Mexico. Qwest is adding to the technological strength of the state.”


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About Qwest Business

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