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Oxford Networks Announces Expansion Plans For Its High Security Data Center

photo: Mike Tompkins, EVP of Operations, shows off the floor plan for the Oxford Networks Data Center expansion

Company cites high demand for cloud computing, data storage and IT services

Lewiston, Maine – Oxford Networks announced that it is in the planning stages of a significant expansion to its high security cloud computing and data storage area at the Oxford Networks Data Center located at Brunswick Landing.

The expansion is expected to increase the data center’s computing footprint by 7,000 square feet and result in an anticipated 12 new positions at the center.

“This expansion will enable us to maximize the potential of this unique high security data center located right here in Maine.  The market demand for ultra secure cloud computing and data storage products and services is growing every day and this expansion will uniquely position us to offer leading edge technology to our customers in Maine, New England and beyond,” said Ron Shink, chief technology officer for Oxford Networks.

The company will use the space to offer additional, Cloud computing, Data Storage & Backup options along with High Availability and Disaster Recovery services.

According to Mike Tompkins, Oxford Networks’ executive vice president of operations, construction is expected to start in February and the expanded area open for operation in August.

“We are very pleased to partner with Integrated Design Group, 19 Technologies and PC Construction out of Portland for the design and construction of this facility expansion.  The collective knowledge and experience in data center design / construction this team brings will be an important part of the success of the project,” said Tompkins.

Steve Levesque, executive director for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority  (MRRA), commented “We are extremely pleased that Oxford Networks is making this investment in their data center at Brunswick Landing, which will make it the premier data facility in the northeast. Oxford Networks is a shining example of the type of innovative companies that we want to grow in Maine.”

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Oxford Networks Named 2014 IBM Beacon Award Finalist

Company recognized as outstanding managed service provider

Lewiston, Maine –   Oxford Networks announced today that they were recently named a 2014 IBM Beacon Award Finalist at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference held in Las Vegas.  The award recognizes outstanding performance by IBM Business Partners in delivering solutions and services to clients around the world.

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Oxford Networks Gives Back – the Center for Grieving Children

Oxford Networks is proud to present their monthly Jeans Day donation check to the Center for Grieving Children located in Portland.  The Center for Grieving Children, serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education. Pictured is Julia Munsey of Oxford Networks and Lianna Doane and Eliza Warren Giberson of the Center for Grieving Children. Learn more at http://www.cgcmaine.org

 

Oxford Networks Profile John Coray – Data Center Operations Manager

JCorayJohn Coray serves as the Operations Manager for Oxford Networks data center located at Brunswick Landing.  His role as Operations Manager includes day to day operations and facility management of the 52,000 square foot data center facility.

Prior to joining Oxford Networks, Coray completed a 28 year Navy career culminating as the Chief Staff Officer of the P-3 Air Wing previously stationed at Brunswick Naval Air Station.  His senior Navy leadership experience has greatly assisted Oxford Networks and the Mid-Coast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in successfully transitioning the former Navy properties into a viable economic engine for the surrounding mid-coast Maine communities.

He resides in Brunswick with his spouse Shannon and two teenage boys.  In addition to his love of the outdoors, Coray is an avid baseball enthusiast, playing weekly in a local baseball league and on a vintage (1860’s rules) baseball team that travels throughout Maine and New England historically re-enacting the early days of American baseball.  He is a graduate of Penn State and has a graduate degree from both the Navy and Army War College.

Oxford Networks Announces Shareholder Approval of Merger

Shares voted to approve acquisition by Novacap

Lewiston, Maine – Oxford Networks today announced that its planned acquisition by investment management firm Novacap Technologies III, L.P. has been approved by Oxford Networks’ shareholders at a special shareholder meeting held at the Oxford Networks Data Center.  The company expects that the completion of the merger will allow Oxford Networks to continue to expand its product and service offerings, in particular the planned expansion of its high-security data center located in Brunswick.

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Oxford Networks Announces Strategic Growth Plan

Canadian private equity firm Novacap and Oxford Networks finalizing investment agreement

Lewiston, Maine – Oxford Networks announced today that it has reached an agreement with  Montreal-based Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, for the acquisition of Oxford Networks by Novacap . According to Oxford Networks’ President and CEO Craig Gunderson, the partnership with Novacap will enable the company to leverage its existing assets and continue the growth initiatives it started more than ten years ago.

“All along we have been investing in cutting-edge technology, including our fiber optic networks and data center, in order to better meet the growing technology needs of our customers.  This strategic partnership and investment by Novacap will allow us to develop a new level of products and services that will enable our company to grow by helping our customers grow their businesses smarter and faster,” said Gunderson.

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Oxford Networks Profile Carol Daley – Senior Account Manager

CarolDaley1Carol Daley serves as Senior Account Manager for Oxford Networks.  With over 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Carol previously worked at Lightship Telecom as an Account Manager, and Verizon and Verizon Business as a Corporate Account Manager I, II, III.  She has been with Oxford Networks since 2006.

Carol’s area of focus is working with large accounts creating and coordinating technology solutions that are personalized to each client.  Taking the time to understand a client’s needs and building the trust necessary to meet those needs are the keys to Carol’s success.  Carol creates a partnership between the Oxford Networks’ team  and the client’s team to craft a solution that meets the changing needs of the business today and tomorrow.  She has a devoted client base and when you meet her it is easy to understand why.

Carol lives on the lake in Windham with her boyfriend, Steve and their two dogs Shaylee and Lexi, where they enjoy boating and entertaining.  She has a 21 year old son, Evan and a 22 year old daughter Alyssa.