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Sabey Data Centers Selects MRV to Power Optical Network

MRV Communications™, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, today announced that Sabey Data Centers has selected MRV’s OptiDriver™ optical transport platform for its proprietary Intergate.Exchange (IGX) network to support interconnection bandwidth requirements at Intergate.Manhattan—its new mega data center in New York City. The OptiDriver™ platform will empower Sabey Data Centers’ network with higher capacity, power-efficiency, intelligence and flexibility. The solution improves manageability while reducing energy required for system operation and cooling, providing Sabey a competitive advantage with ongoing energy and operational costs.

Intergate.Manhattan is the largest, tallest and most connected of New York City’s data centers and the city’s only purpose-built data center that provides managed wholesale colocation space and turnkey, powered shell and lab space. A primary consideration for data center tenants is bandwidth and path diversity. To meet this critical requirement, Sabey selected MRV’s OptiDriver™ platform with up to 4 terabits of protected capacity as the foundation for connections between Intergate.Manhattan at 375 Pearl Street and the city’s other large data centers at 60 Hudson Street, 111 Eighth Avenue and 32 Avenue of the Americas.

“Our brand new IGX fiber connection at Intergate.Manhattan requires high bandwidth and resiliency to ensure high levels of service to our customers, and efficient energy usage to lower costs and improve our environmental footprint in the largest data center in the city,” said John Sabey, president of Sabey Data Centers.

The OptiDriver™ platform – MRV’s newest optical transport solution – is the industry’s highest-density 10Gbps transport system delivering more capacity, intelligence and ease-of-use for data center networks. The platform can be configured to support multiple service types, has built-in redundant features that ensure service availability and includes support for low latency dispersion compensation modules and other features that enable ultra-low latency services. As a result, Sabey Data Centers is able to more effectively guarantee high-quality services to its end customers.

“We specifically designed the OptiDriver™ platform to reduce capital and operational expenses so that data center operators, like Sabey Data Centers, can better support bandwidth-rich connections while maintaining a healthy bottom line,” said Tim Pillow, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, for MRV Communications. “MRV is enabling more intelligent, efficient networks to support both current and next-generation data center services, such as software-defined networking, virtualization and cloud computing.”

About Sabey Data Centers

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey boasts one of the most sterling tenant rosters in the industry. www.sabeydatacenters.com.

Intergate.Exchange Networks

Intergate.Exchange (IGX) is Sabey Data Centers’ managed, carrier-neutral communications network. IGX seamlessly connects all Sabey Data Center campuses and their customers around the country, rapidly and securely.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global leader in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

For more information please visit www.mrv.com.

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