April 21, 2018
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Oxford Networks launches commercial data center

By Oxford Networks, Special to the BDN

Oxford Networks has created a high-security commercial data services center called the Oxford Networks Data Center, located at the former high-security Brunswick Naval Air Station.

As part of the data center launch, Oxford Networks has also acquired IT consulting firm Norton Lamb & Company to provide managed IT services at the new facility. Norton Lamb & Company will play a major role in managing the Oxford Networks Data Center, in addition to serving their existing clients and bringing advanced services to Oxford Networks’ customers.

“In the fall of 2011, Oxford Networks made an initial investment in Brunswick-based Resilient Tier-V data center. Over the last six months we have worked to create a commercial data center that will meet the needs of our customers now and into the future,” said Oxford Networks President and CEO Craig Gunderson.

“Oxford Networks has fully acquired the assets related to the commercial data center in Brunswick, and the Oxford Networks Data Center is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Networks,” he said. “We are confident that this facility will bring added value to our customers and enhance our existing telecommunications products and services while positioning Oxford Networks to become a leading next generation communications provider.”

The Oxford Networks Data Center boasts multiple discrete broadband paths to major backbones and multiple network entry points, making it accessible to businesses across the country and worldwide. The facility will provide server collocation space, managed IT services, disaster recovery services, secure vault data storage, and virtualization services. As a re-purposed former high-security military communications center, the data center provides military grade infrastructure capable of securing an organization’s most sensitive information.

The company has also acquired Norton Lamb & Company, a 20-year-old IT consulting firm located in Falmouth. Norton Lamb & Company provides outsourced Information Technology solutions for manufacturing, healthcare, retail/distribution companies, and government entities in New England and beyond. With the addition of Norton Lamb & Company to the Oxford Networks team, the company will be uniquely positioned to provide state-of-the-art data-center services to the commercial market.

“Ron Shink and his team at Norton Lamb & Company bring a wealth of technology knowledge and experience to Oxford Networks,” said Gunderson. “Oxford Networks Data Center is not only one of the most secure data centers, but with the technology professionals from Norton Lamb & Company on board, it will provide managed IT services from an extremely talented and well-respected team. We are very pleased to have them join Oxford Networks.”

With the addition of the Oxford Networks Data Center and the acquisition of Norton Lamb & Company, Oxford Networks will add 20 new people to its staff of 120 employees. Matt Jacobson, former gubernatorial candidate and Maine & Company President and CEO, has been named Executive Vice President of Sales for Oxford Networks.

“The Oxford Networks Data Services Center is a wonderful asset for the state of Maine and for the private sector,” Gunderson said. “Now more than ever, data security is on the mind of every business owner. For a business owner or CEO to know that their business’ most important information is safe and being properly managed is critical to their peace of mind and to their business success.

“We are confident that the Oxford Networks Data Center will meet and exceed the needs of the commercial market,” he said.

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