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24/7 Mid-Atlantic Chooses BYTEGRID "Maryland Connect" for High Bandwidth Network Expansion

Establishes Presence in BYTEGRID's Ultra Secure Silver Spring Facility Serving Enterprises, Service Providers, and Government Organizations

SILVER SPRING, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/14 -- 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, LLC, one of the east coast's fastest growing fiber optic network service providers, today announced that it has agreed to extend its fiber backbone into BYTEGRID Holdings, LLC's data center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

As part of an aggressive network expansion strategy, 24/7 will establish a presence in BYTEGRID's state-of-the-art 214,000 sq. ft. Silver Spring data center. 24/7 Mid-Atlantic's network spans the mid-Atlantic region passing through or near more than 6,000 buildings and can be accessed in a cost-effective manner.

24/7 will leverage BYTEGRID's growing presence to offer high bandwidth network transport and IP solutions as part of BYTEGRID's "Maryland Connect" -- the company's highly interconnected fabric of dynamic capacity, connectivity, and ecosystem community encompassing large enterprises, service providers and government organizations.

"BYTEGRID's Silver Spring facility is a strategic data center location in the Mid-Atlantic region and is a perfect partner for 24/7," said Sean Baillie, President of 24/7 Mid-Atlantic. "This site is Maryland's largest multi-tenant data center and the newest carrier neutral interconnection point in state. We are pleased to offer our high capacity transport and IP services to BYTEGRID's customers."

BYTEGRID's Silver Spring campus consists of two data center facilities (MDC1 and MDC2) encompassing 91,000 sq. ft. of computer room floor and 9 MWs of UPS power capacity. MDC1 is the largest multi-tenant data center in Maryland, offering a high availability solution through a concurrently maintainable and fault-tolerant design. Customers have the option to choose from a 1Gig, 10Gig, or Dark Fiber solution, delivered over a private, low-latency network to the campus.

"Commercial businesses and government organizations choose BYTEGRID for the location, high security and broad range of connectivity solutions we offer," said Don Goodwin, EVP of Sales & Marketing, BYTEGRID. "The 24/7 Mid-Atlantic network and related IP services are key additions to Maryland Connect as we look to help customers extend their reach, provide choice and expand business opportunities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region."

BYTEGRID's data centers are highly secure, compliant business platforms serving some of the world's largest companies and government agencies, including, among others, a Fortune 15 global financial services company and a Fortune 50 global security and aerospace firm.

Overall, BYTEGRID owns and operates six data centers in five geographically dispersed markets encompassing more than 700,000 square feet of premier multi-tenant colocation data center space, and powered shell facilities meeting the highest standards for security and reliability.

The Company is currently leasing space in most of these centers while pursuing the acquisition of additional facilities this year and beyond.

About 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, LLC
24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network is a high-capacity transport and fiber network provider serving the Baltimore, Washington, D.C. metro, Northern Virginia, and Delmarva Peninsula areas. The company designs, constructs, and manages custom, fiber networks to carriers, service providers, enterprise, and government organizations throughout the region. 24/7 offers a wide variety of network configurations including ringed, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and mesh topologies. 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network's core objective is to provide high quality network solutions to a variety of major data and telecommunication carriers through a carrier-neutral colocation facility. For more information, visit www.247MidAtlantic.com or follow 24/7 on Twitter @247MidAtlantic.

About BYTEGRID®
BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, is a privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia focused exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets. BYTEGRID currently owns and operates data centers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Ft. Worth metro markets with plans to acquire additional facilities in 2014. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information, please visit www.BYTEGRID.com.

24x7 CONTACT:
Sandy Rich
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(443) 921-0388

BYTEGRID CONTACT:
Carter B. Cromley
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(703) 861-7245

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