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Data Center Connectivity: Why Select a Carrier Neutral Provider

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Many demands are placed on a company’s IT infrastructure, including carrier-neutral data center connectivity. To accomplish their requirements, businesses can do one of three things: build their own …

Many demands are placed on a company’s IT infrastructure, including carrier-neutral data center connectivity. To accomplish their requirements, businesses can do one of three things: build their own data center, outsource to a carrier-owned data center, or outsource to a data center not owned or aligned with any one carrier. In other words, this later option provides carrier neutrality and offers no services other than the operator’s own offerings. Learn more about Data Center Connectivity by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.

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  • 1. DATA CENTER CONNECTIVITYWHY SELECT A CARRIER NEUTRAL PROVIDER
  • 2. DATA CENTER CONNECTIVITYWHY SELECT A CARRIER NEUTRAL PROVIDER Many demands are placed on company’s IT infrastructure including carrier-neutral data center connectivity To accomplish requirements, business do one of three things: » build own data center » outsource to carrier owned data center » outsource to a data center not owned or aligned with any one carrier Later option provides carrier neutrality and offers no services Concept is important because you house equipment in a data center and connect to any carrier Provider’s partnerships with major carriers can enable using their data center connectivity services Carriers and ISPs offer data center connectivity as well as other IT solutions Bundle services with total solution approach Required flexibility enables carrier neutral data center market to grow
  • 3. DATA CENTER CONNECTIVITYWHY SELECT A CARRIER NEUTRAL PROVIDERWhy Go the Carrier Neutral Route? Provides maximum flexibility for businesses Free to select own carriers or use provider’s carriers Adapt to market dynamics Changing markets won’t get you stuck with a particular carrier Keeps options open when markets change and pricing fluctuates
  • 4. DATA CENTER CONNECTIVITYWHY SELECT A CARRIER NEUTRAL PROVIDERA More Focused Data Center Provider Carrier neutral approach allows data centers to focus on providing core services Provider can address what the business needs without conflict of interest Before entering into an agreement, ask questions: » How easily can you make carrier changes » What about cross connection fees » Will you incur costs and will costs increase over time » What are core services » Do you have buy a bundle service or purchase colocation » Is business critical to data center provider » How important are the services it delivers Although one stop shop may be attractive, carrier independence is a must for others Carrier neutrality allows companies to operate without restriction and adopt to changing market conditions as needed
  • 5. ABOUT THE AUTHORNICOLE AGUILLARD IS MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR CYRUSONE, AGLOBAL ENTERPRISE COLOCATION PROVIDER OPERATING 23HIGHLY SECURE DATA CENTERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES,LONDON AND SINGAPORE. LEARN MORE ABOUT DATA CENTERCONNECTIVITY BY VISITING HTTP://WWW.CYRUSONE.COM/.