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Universal Networking Services, LLC Along With Strategic Partner Datapod Joins Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community


Denver, Colorado, September 29, 2010 - Universal Networking Services, LLC, (UNS, LLC) a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services, announces it has joined Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community to provide network buyers’ education and information on its Datapod Containerized ‘on-demand data center’ System.

Allied Fiber, the company constructing a nationwide, integrated dark fiber and carrier-neutral colocation system for network operators to gain access to wireless towers and distributed data centers recently launched the Dark Fiber Community. Hosted on, the Dark Fiber Community is a single resource for those seeking to build new transport systems or extend existing fiber and wireless networks.

“The Dark Fiber Community serves as an online directory for network operators, featuring industry news, video interviews, relevant whitepapers and access to an online one-on-one meeting system, the DealCenter, which facilitates necessary introductions,” explains Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. “Combined, these tools serve to further educate the network buyer marketplace and offer invaluable resources and connections to credible network suppliers. Adding UNS to the Dark Fiber Community introduces a deeper resource in the Container Data Center segment of the industry for those in search of information and solutions for their cloud computing infrastructure needs.”

Kurt Ave, COO of UNS, LLC and Scott Carr, Managing Director of Datapod both agree. "We are honored to be a part of the Dark Fiber Community. It is an excellent platform to raise awareness and contribute educational information and present valuable solutions about the Datapod Containerized System to the dark fiber marketplace.”

The Datapod Containerized System offers more flexible and customizable solutions than the traditional data center model. From concept through installation, a traditional ’bricks and mortar’ build can take up to two years to complete. Often, by the time the facility is ready to be commissioned, business needs have changed and the facility is no longer fit for purpose. With technology and network improvements accelerating, it is challenging to correctly estimate the ideal size of a data center construction and network installation without oversizing, blowing out costs, or undersizing and delivering a sub-standard solution to the market. Once a traditional data center is built, it cannot be relocated and extending the physical size of the structure comes at a prohibitive cost. Datapod introduces a unique, modular data center system that combines innovative design with cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering. It has enhanced the concept of traditional containerized data centers to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers and deployment services, thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers.

“The enterprise IT landscape has to be able to adapt quickly to changing business needs. Whether you need a server room or a data center for a new site, a refurbishment or a temporary facility, the problem is always the same,” states Mr. Carr. “The Datapod system enables companies reliant on data centers to cost-effectively deploy what they need, where they want it and for the exact duration it is required, while providing a superior solution to traditional data center facilities.”

Containerized data centers placed along the Allied Fiber route offer tremendous real estate development opportunities since the containers can be shifted to any location where there is abundant power at the lowest possible rates. Every business such as hospitals, law firms, government entities and R&E organizations that need server space can now access it near or on their current campus, gaining access to all of the benefits of abundant, low cost power and dark fiber. Datapod Containerized Systems can be deployed along the Allied Fiber route to match needs with a utility company’s power footprint. The containers can intercept short-haul duct as well as interconnect directly with an Allied Fiber colocation facility, allowing container data center owners and operators to locate their WDM/Ethernet transport equipment or cross connect to multiple transport carriers and ISPs for cost-effective global network solutions. The combination of these physical layer assets brings ultimate access to abundant and inexpensive power and network capacity to meet any organization’s needs.

"The awareness of the Containerized System is increasing,” states Mr. Ave. “Companies need more efficient and distributed data center space, with access to abundant and inexpensive power along a major interstate carrier-neutral dark fiber system. This is truly a flexible and cost-effective solution to both short-term and long-term network needs.”

About Universal Networking Services, LLC
Universal Networking Services, LLC headquartered in Denver, Colorado with regional offices throughout the U.S. specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers. UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design, engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

About Datapod Australia
Datapod is a leading engineer and solution provider of energy efficient data center infrastructure products, professional services and technical support. The secret behind Datapod’s success is to offer its clients a team of skilled professionals whose depth of experience is unmatched, technology that is setting the standard for the industry and an unwavering commitment to excellence in support. Specializing in turn-key data center infrastructure solutions, Datapod has developed a highly specialized expertise that bridges the knowledge gap between today’s IT infrastructure requirements and best-practice data center infrastructure solutions.

About Datapod Containerized System
The Datapod containerized system utilizes APC InfraStruXure, including the high-density ready Hot Aisle Containment System. APC’s Hot Aisle Containment System captures the hot air at its source, effectively making cooling a secondary issue, while enabling ultra-high densities across 1 or all of the IT equipment racks. By combining the standardized pre-engineered Datapod building-blocks, featuring the modular, scalable APC InfraStruXure architecture, APC and Datapod offer the ultimate in on-demand data centers.

About Allied Fiber
Allied Fiber is a carrier neutral provider of dark fiber with a national footprint, created to address America’s need to eliminate obstacles for broadband access, wireless backhaul, data center distribution and lower latency through new, next generation long-haul and short-haul dark fiber construction with sound principles and an open access philosophy. The Allied Fiber team is comprised of experts in the fields of communications, network construction and finance. They are dedicated to building and providing access to an abundant supply of dark fiber in areas where it is most needed. The first phase of new duct and fiber construction will be between New York, NY, Ashburn, VA and Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit

For more information about UNS, LLC and Datapod contact:
Ryan Mordhorst
VP of Global Sales

Media Contact for Allied Fiber:
Ilissa Miller
Jaymie Scotto & Associates, LLC


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