Globix Lights The Way During Nation’s Largest Power Outage
NEW YORK – August 20, 2003
New York, NY. – August 20, 2003 – Globix Corporation, (OTC: GBXX) the leader in managed Internet infrastructure services for business announced today that its Data Center facilities had performed flawlessly during last week’s massive blackout which affected millions of people and businesses in 8 eastern states and Canada and that its facilities provided disaster relief to dozens of companies.
“Our network, facilities and people reacted as designed – perfectly,” said Pete Stevenson, Globix’s CEO. “Our New York Data Center switched to back up generator power immediately and our network maintained stability throughout the outage. And I’m happy to say our customers were the prime beneficiaries of Globix’s performance and operational readiness.”
One of the top three Internet broadcasters in the world – The FeedRoom (http://www.feedroom.com) – praised Globix for its hospitality and support during the blackout. According to Bart Feder, Senior Vice President at The Feedroom, “Globix made our people feel right at home during that long night, providing not only lights and air conditioning, but also phones, couches, chairs, pretzels, chips, dip, soda, water and coffee. It made all the difference in the world, and it’s why they’ve been our partner for so many years. We know when disaster strikes Globix responds and responds well.”
For New York City’s fastest growing daily newspaper – The New York Sun – Globix literally saved the day. When The Sun’s offices lost power at 4:16pm they found themselves without the ability to electronically upload print files to their back up press facility in New Jersey. According to William Kummel, The Sun’s Chief Operating Officer, “We needed to get our files to the printers by 2am for our paper to be published the next morning. Globix raced to set us up with an emergency collocation rack and bandwidth in the New York Data Center. It enabled our staff to set up servers and comfortable working quarters for our editors to put the paper to bed from the Globix building. We made the deadline and our paper was available in New York City the next morning. It was truly an amazing effort and a world-class operation.”
“We’re proud of the way our people responded as well,” said Stevenson. “This was a text-book case in crisis management and exemplifies the reason customers choose Globix for their managed infrastructure needs.”
Globix (http://www.globix.com) is a leading provider of managed infrastructure services for business customers. Globix delivers applications and services via its secure state-of-the-art Data Centers, high-performance global Tier 1 IP backbone, content delivery network, and its world-class technical professionals. Globix provides businesses with cutting-edge technology resources and the ability to deploy, manage and scale mission-critical Internet-based operations for optimum performance and cost efficiency.
Michael van Dijken