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DukeNet Expands Fiber Network Into Sentinel Data Centers' New Research Triangle/Durham NC Facility

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 -- Sentinel Data Centers and DukeNet Communications announce today that DukeNet will build diverse network routes into Sentinel's NC-1 data center to provide network solutions to Sentinel's enterprise customers.

"Sentinel's NC-1 facility will fill a void in this region for large, quality-sensitive enterprises seeking autonomous data center solutions," says Mike Prendergast, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with DukeNet. "DukeNet is excited about this partnership with Sentinel Data Centers and is honored by the opportunity to connect Sentinel's client base with our unique routes and robust network throughout the Raleigh / Durham market."

Construction on Sentinel's NC-1 facility in Durham began in late 2012, and the first phase of the facility will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2013. DukeNet is building a diverse route into the facility to help Sentinel provide business continuity services to support its customers' needs.

"The ability for enterprises to leverage multiple, best-in-class carriers is central to our business model," said Sentinel Co-President Todd Aaron. "This relationship with DukeNet further bolsters our carrier roster and continues to distinguish our Durham facility as the sole carrier-neutral, enterprise-class data center in the region."

Sentinel NC-1 is North Carolina's first large-footprint, multi-tenant data center. The facility provides large enterprise users with dedicated, secure, customizable suites for IT infrastructure.

About Sentinel
Sentinel Data Centers, LLC is a leading owner, developer and operator of multi-tenant data centers for large footprint users. Founded in 2001, Sentinel was an early pioneer in the "wholesale" data center business. Since its inception, Sentinel has developed more than 1.5 million square feet and 120 megawatts of best-in-class data center solutions for a diversity of Fortune 500 enterprises across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, technology and biotechnology, among others. Sentinel strives to stay at the forefront of evolving best practices for data center design, development and operation and maintains a flexible and transparent business model that is grounded in customer service.

About DukeNet Communications
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., DukeNet is a leading regional fiber network provider offering advanced data and high-capacity bandwidth services to enterprise, data center, government and carrier customers. Primarily serving the southeastern United States, DukeNet controls an 8,000 route mile fiber-optic network capable of delivering 100 Gbps services, enabling cloud computing and high-bandwidth applications for enterprise business. More information about DukeNet is available at www.dukenet.com. Follow us on Twitter @DukeNetComm.

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Ron Proleika
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Sentinel Data Centers
Anthony Greco
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