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Why Backup and Recovery Is Vital to Your Business

As much as companies would like to prevent every risk to their on-prem data centers, traumatic incidents are unavoidable. Equipment fails, employees make mistakes, hackers breach your defenses, and natural disasters hit. When an incident can’t be predicted or prevented, a strong backup and recovery solution is your only chance to restore operations and regain the information you need to make decisions. For this reason, companies can’t … Read More

What to Expect from Our Finger Lakes Acquisition

In 2017, a lot of exciting changes happened at FirstLight. Mergers with Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications have enabled us to add to our already extensive fiber optic network, making us one of the leading fiber-based providers in the Northeast. The New Year kicks off with our customers benefitting from the integration of Finger Lakes … Read More

What to Look for in a Colocation Facility

The colocation market is growing by leaps and bounds. Gartner predicted that spending on colocation would rise to $74.5 billion by 2020, a substantial increase from the $53.9 billion reported in 2016. Companies are embracing colocation as an alternative to on-site data centers because they want to avoid the expense, time, and labor that maintaining and supporting … Read More

5 Disaster Recovery Mistakes that Could Sink Your Business

Images of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma are stark reminders of the need for strong disaster recovery measures. Failing to adequately prepare for natural disasters, such as high winds and flooding, may mean months or years of recovery. Worse yet, many affected companies may never recover.  Natural disasters aside, episodes of major downtime from equipment failure, power outages, or human error are … Read More

FirstLight Connects with Partners at Recent Events

It has already been a busy spring for FirstLight, with a pair of events geared toward communicating with our current partners as well as building new relationships. First, our Partner Program team met with potential partners at Great North Aleworks in Manchester, NH, to discuss pairing the best FirstLight solutions with customer needs. In line … Read More

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced the appointment of Jill Sandford as Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Sandford will serve as a member of the senior executive team and will oversee Legal, Regulatory and Human Resources functions on behalf of the Company. Ms. … Read More

Colocation provider FirstLight Fiber has fiber assets in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. It has been growing through acquisition and organically, and sees its ability to offer fiber connectivity between the facilities and to its customers’ offices as a key differentiator. View Full Article