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UNAVCO chooses Front Range Internet, Inc. (FRII) for Colocation Services

FORT COLLINS and BOULDER, Colo., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

UNAVCO, a non-profit, university-governed consortium,  has chosen Front Range Internet, Inc (FRII) to provide colocation services to support its Geodetic Data Services Program on a global basis.

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UNAVCO operates and supports geodetic networks, and geophysical and meteorological instruments. It has 106 US academic members and 92 Associate Members - both domestic and international. UNAVCO is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with regional offices in San Clemente, California, Portland, Oregon, and Anchorage, Alaska. Geoscience and engineering staff are deployed on assignments throughout the United States and around the world with regular deployments in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Under the announcement today, UNAVCO will move its servers and storage platforms from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to FRII's new datacenter where data will be accessed 24x7 around the globe by geodetic researchers and others to study the Earth's shape, gravity field, and rotation; understand and mitigate natural hazards, understand weather and climate; and help with resource management (e.g. agriculture, urban planning, water and energy).

Geodetic research defines the terrestrial reference frame and quantifies changes in the properties of Earth's surface, subsurface, ice sheets, glaciers, oceans, and atmosphere. UNAVCO collects, stores, and makes available terabytes of data including global position, global satellite, synthetic aperture radar, terrestrial laser scanning, airborne laser scanning, borehole strain and seismic data, tilt and pore pressure temperature data, laser strain data, and meteorological data.

FRII has had a datacenter in Fort Collins for several years, but has recently completed a new 3,000 square foot, state-of-the art facility to accommodate entities with stringent security and high availability requirements. FRII's datacenter has dual power feeds, 3 generators, 3 UPS's, 120 tons of cooling, multiple Gigabit connections to the Internet, biometric security, and 24x7x365 monitoring and support.

"UNAVCO promotes research and learning by providing access to several types of data that our community of scientists uses for quantifying the motions of rock, ice and water at or near the Earth's surface. We needed to find a facility that could provide us with an infrastructure that is always up and always on given the worldwide audience we service," said Dr. Fran Boler, Data Center Manager for UNAVCO.  "Our intellectual property is in the vast amounts of data we collect and store on a daily basis. This data is irreplaceable and we looked all over the Front Range to find a company that could provide the added security we require. Front Range Internet, Inc. has provided us with the infrastructure and peace of mind that we were seeking with a 24x7x365 staffed and monitored facility.  By placing our servers in FRII's datacenter in an infrastructure that meets our high security and uptime requirements, we can focus on providing the services scientists around the world are expecting. We very impressed with the design that went into the datacenter and the responsiveness and flexibility of FRII's staff."

"We had reached capacity on our existing datacenter and saw a need to provide a much higher level of service, as can be found in major metropolitan areas. With our new facility we are attracting major clients such as UNAVCO," said Bill Ward, President and CEO of FRII. "Because of what we have to offer and the fact that we are not in an earthquake, hurricane, or flood zone, we are getting inquiries from major entities within the Rocky Mountain Region, in particular Boulder and Denver.  We look forward to providing UNAVCO the highest level of services and support they expect and need for their clients."

Front Range Internet, Inc.is a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure and Internet services to government, education, enterprise and other business entities. FRII is a privately held corporation located in Fort Collins, Colorado. You can find them online at www.frii.com.

UNAVCO receives primary support from the National Science Foundation with additional support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Geological Survey. UNAVCO also works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). www.unavco.org.

Media Contact: Tam Frager, FRII, 970-212-0728, [email protected]

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