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    1. 1. Role of the Carrier Hotel in Data Center and Networking Strategies John R Savageau Managing Director CRG West
    2. 2. Carrier Hotels & Data Centers <ul><li>Intro to CRG West and Carrier Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>One Wilshire Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>Topics in Outsourcing </li></ul>USA Chile Germany Canada Mexico Australia Korea India China
    3. 3. Who… is CRG West? <ul><li>Wholly-owned subsidiary of the Carlyle Group </li></ul><ul><li>One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>Eight US data centers and carrier hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Any 2 Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on real estate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interconnection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Carrier Hotel Theory <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Cable distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Interconnection </li></ul><ul><li>IP Exchange </li></ul>
    5. 5. Role of the Carrier Hotel The Carrier Hotel provides an essential point for carriers to interconnect their networks, without a need for lengthy backhaul of their network to cable heads, metro, or long distance fiber terminals. The Carrier Hotel is rapidly evolving to include support for packet networks and other virtual network providers.
    6. 6. Born of Competition <ul><li>One Wilshire is a product of deregulation </li></ul><ul><li>PacBell refused MCI access to their rooftop for microwave antennas </li></ul><ul><li>One Wilshire opened the building to MCI, Sprint, PacWest, and other emerging CLECs </li></ul><ul><li>End-to-End ownership of submarine capacity allowed foreign carrier presence in the United States – eliminating ½ circuits </li></ul>NTT POP NTT POP North American & Global Carrier Interconnection NTT Managed Capacity
    7. 7. The Times Do Change…
    8. 8. Why Carrier Neutral? <ul><li>Benefit to Tier 2 and Tier 3 networks </li></ul><ul><li>Allows competitive pricing in one location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced transit costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate routing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple connections to multiple carriers </li></ul><ul><li>Non-paid peering </li></ul><ul><li>Open marketplace to sell services </li></ul><ul><li>Landlord does not make money on telecommunications services – just real estate </li></ul>
    9. 9. Benefits of a Carrier Hotel <ul><li>Eliminates backhaul </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes Tier 1 carrier bypass </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces interconnect provisioning time </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a “DMZ” for competitors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1 carrier interconnect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Exchanges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MAE West </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big APE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PAIX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LINX </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Intro to One Wilshire <ul><li>30 floors </li></ul><ul><li>650,000sqft </li></ul><ul><li>24 floors dedicated to telecom & technology </li></ul><ul><li>260 direct telecom-related tenants </li></ul><ul><li>>400 tenants including sub-tenants </li></ul><ul><li>>150 street level building conduit penetrations </li></ul><ul><li>CRG West manages building for owner </li></ul><ul><li>Fully virtualized with Market Post Tower and Wilshire Annex (900 N Alameda) </li></ul><ul><li>World’s most connected meet-me room </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Meet-Me-Room
    12. 12. Getting to the Carrier Hotel <ul><li>High density cable routes </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse carriers </li></ul><ul><li>Access to manholes </li></ul><ul><li>Access to cable heads </li></ul>
    13. 13. Vertical Distribution <ul><li>Some carriers have switching in building </li></ul><ul><li>Some carriers have only fiber terminals </li></ul><ul><li>Many tenants are virtual operators </li></ul><ul><li>The MMR is a hub for the vertical dimension </li></ul>
    14. 14. Horizontal Distribution
    15. 15. Interconnections in Action Any 2 Exchange
    16. 16. What… is Data Center Outsourcing? <ul><li>Its all about infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concrete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Conditioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InterConnections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul>Is this your organization’s core competency?
    17. 17. When… should you consider Data Center Outsourcing? <ul><li>Recognize the “trigger points” within an existing facility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sizing and growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of labor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disaster recovery/business continuity requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Business relocation – build or buy? </li></ul><ul><li>Resource consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive advantage </li></ul>CRG West Data Center Construction Target: $<= 400/sqft
    18. 18. Evaluating a Potential Data Center <ul><li>Structural, mechanical, and electrical architectures </li></ul><ul><li>Operations Processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M&E maintenance and operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order entry and service management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escalation path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to site and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key performance indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Clear account management </li></ul><ul><li>Loading dock & deliveries </li></ul>
    19. 19. Structural Considerations <ul><li>Floor loading </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake rating </li></ul><ul><li>Slab to slab (floor to ceiling) space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VCT Flooring? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised flooring? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flood zone </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul>
    20. 20. Electrical Systems <ul><li>Minimum 1+1 utility/generator </li></ul><ul><li>AC/DC, 208Y, flexible amperage </li></ul><ul><li>Systems scaling </li></ul><ul><li>Preventive maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Routine testing (load bank, etc) </li></ul>
    21. 21. When Disaster Strikes… … Will Your Systems Perform?
    22. 22. Correct Planning Assumptions <ul><li>4000 amp 480Y buss duct </li></ul><ul><li>Megger tested at 200 volts </li></ul><ul><li>Did not plan for Florida climate </li></ul>
    23. 23. Physical Security Systems <ul><li>Anything is possible – for a cost </li></ul><ul><li>Determine your risk threshold </li></ul><ul><li>Actual security events are rare </li></ul>Risk Cost
    24. 24. Summary John R Savageau CRG West, LLC (213) 327-1207 [email_address]