For over 10 years Switch and Data has provided network neutral data center and Internet exchange services supporting the needs of the world's leading online brands. These demanding businesses rely on our expertise to provide safe and secure network exchange points to connect with each other, their customers and the global Internet.
Switch and Data operates 34 sites across North America specifically designed to house the equipment our customers use to aggregate and distribute data and digital media content. These sites provide the space, redundant power and cooling, and security our customers need to safeguard their infrastructure and interconnect with business partners and network service providers. Switch and Data is a public company and trades on the NASDAQ national market under the ticker symbol SDXC.
Today's rapid growth of consumer and commercial Internet applications and the explosive adoption of online music and video content is driving a rapid increase in Internet traffic volumes. This traffic runs over infrastructure that needs to be housed and connected in physical data centers. Our broad footprint of secure, well-interconnected facilities are perfect places for web-centric companies to locate their content and interconnect their networks.
Industry analysts expect Internet traffic to nearly quadruple by 2011. This growth creates strong demand for data center and Internet exchange services. Switch and Data is investing to build sites to provide the space, power and security to connect the Internet of the future.