Making the Right Choice
Connectivity is an important consideration in a data center environment, whether for an established data center or a new site. Without ample carrier options and alternate access providers, the data center becomes an island, incapable of supporting the robust infrastructure most enterprises require to remain competitive.
What's more, while most data centers freely publish the carriers that offer service at their location, they don't list near-net carriers, nor do they contemplate which carriers may share ownership and/or physical routes, both of which can affect clients needing a diverse network.
How NEF Can Help
Given the many considerations of data center connectivity, it's advisable to consult with a specialized resource that can present a comprehensive list of telecom options for colocation. NEF maintains one of the leading databases of network connectivity, which spans thousands of providers, lit buildings and data centers, and can provide clients with all their connectivity options based on their requirements.
In addition to providing clients with data and alternative options for connectivity already present in a data center, NEF can also offer creative solutions for bringing in new service and help clients present carriers with a business case to help pave the way for better connectivity and mitigate construction costs.
If the connectivity requirements for your infrastructure are in flux, talk with a data center connectivity specialist at NEF today.