Alpheus Announces New Houston Data Center

July 30, 2008 (Houston, Texas) – Alpheus Communications, owner and operator of enterprise data centers and an extensive fiber optic network across Metro Texas, announced today that it is opening a new data center in Houston. The new raised floor facility will serve enterprise colocation customers and will include high-density power and hot air containment systems.

“The acquisition of this Houston facility completes the initial phase of our planned ‘network of Texas data centers’ by complementing similar managed data centers located in Austin and Dallas, all of which are interconnected by Alpheus’ resilient, high capacity, fiber optic network,” said Chuck Sweeney, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Alpheus’ new data center will be located in downtown Houston providing businesses with over 5,000 sq ft of high level data center space. Alpheus is proud to offer a secure computing environment for off-site production operations and disaster recovery solutions such as colocation for enterprise systems, websites and infrastructure-as-a-service applications.

The new Alpheus Houston data center will provide a variety of options for businesses that require secure space, reliable power, environmental controls, and scalable connectivity with multiple levels of redundancy. Alpheus operates a world-class fiber optic network which features diverse architecture and fully redundant facilities to ensure all systems remain online all the time.

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About Alpheus Communications

Alpheus is a provider of telecommunications and data center services for enterprises and carriers. As the competitive fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to supply resilient data center platforms as well as support services that help businesses focus on their goals and operations, not their IT. Alpheus serves enterprise customers in the Healthcare, Energy, Banking, IT and Legal fields.

As an optical network provider for backhaul, transport and outsourced fault management service, Alpheus is flexible, content neutral and responsive to customer needs. It delivers metro transport to end-user building, cell sites, carrier hotels, microwave relay points, and Wi-Fi hotspots. Alpheus is a joint venture between El Paso Corporation, a fortune 500 energy company, and Genesis Park, LP, a regional, Houston-based private equity firm.