CommScope provides data center connectivity for Chicago's TransUnion

Dec. 29, 2014
New data center includes CommScope’s Systimax InstaPatch 360 pre-terminated fiber connectivity solutions, based on its LazrSpeed multimode fiber.

As part of a significant investment to upgrade its data center infrastructure, TransUnion (Chicago) recently chose CommScope to outfit its new Northlake, Ill. facility, using the company's high-performance line of Systimax end-to-end connectivity solutions, to provide optimal connectivity within the data center.

“Consumer credit affects us all and the technology carrying our credit information has to be fast, reliable and agile enough to support new technologies down the road,” commented Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. “TransUnion continues to invest in their IT infrastructure, and we are glad they chose our connectivity products to see that through. I think that it’s reassuring to know that TransUnion’s network, and my credit information, runs on CommScope.”

According to a press release, the new data center includes CommScope’s Systimax InstaPatch 360 pre-terminated fiber connectivity solutions based on its LazrSpeed multimode fiber. The pre-terminated system will allow TransUnion to support 10G links initially, and easily migrate to 40G and 100G in the future. Allowing for a simplified, well-planned migration will give the data center the longevity it needs for future deployments, contends CommScope.

“This new data center further strengthens our network and IT infrastructure with the best technology available. CommScope’s high-speed connectivity solutions are highly reliable and we had a great experience working with them on this project,” said Josh Neyer, global head of data centers at TransUnion. “We have a significant responsibility to provide our customers with a secure, efficient and dependable service when managing their information. CommScope’s expertise in data center solutions has proven valuable in helping us carry out that responsibility.”

The new TransUnion data center is located within the recently opened CH2 data center facility that is owned by Carter Validus Critical REIT and operated by Ascent, a leading provider of colocation data center solutions.

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