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How Charlotte Data Center Connectivity Options Stack Up (SlideShare)


Published on How Charlotte Data Center Connectivity Options Stack Up (SlideShare). How do the network connectivity options stack up in a Charlotte data center? Find out more in this post. Copyright (C) SP Home Run Inc. All worldwide rights reserved.

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How Charlotte Data Center Connectivity Options Stack Up (SlideShare)

  2. 2. The colocation industry in North Carolina is very much alive and growing rapidly. In the city of Charlotte alone there are 16 data centers. Sponsored by
  3. 3. Customers looking at a Charlotte data center are concentrating on scalable end-to-end infrastructure strategy and connectivity options. Sponsored by
  4. 4. In the past, the question was all about whether to build your own data center in Charlotte or outsource colocation. Now, it’s all about the options offered by the cloud or colocation provider that will help evolve the company’s IT strategy in the years ahead. Sponsored by
  5. 5. Enhanced Network Connectivity Options • Colocation providers in Charlotte are now competing against each other to offer the most and best network connectivity options. • A lot of data centers in the area include approximately five top tier providers and have connectivity across other data centers owned by the company. • Some of the major peering points are located in Charlotte andAtlanta. Sponsored by
  6. 6. Standard Network Connectivity Options • Access to Premier Broadband Networks • Burstable up to 100 Mbps (and higher) • Carrier Neutral Connectivity • Diverse Fiber Entry Points -- OC-12 up to OC-192 • Internet/NetworkAccess Options -- OC-X Connectivity or DS-1, and DS-3 Sponsored by
  7. 7. Standard Network Connectivity Options • Metro Ethernet at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps Connectivity • Carrier Access to Frame Relay,ATM, ISDN (BRI, PRI) • Redundant Internet with MultipleTier 1 Providers • Multi-Carrier Loop Access -TimeWarner Cable, Level 3, AT&T, DukeNet, tw telecom, Comporium, andWindstream Sponsored by
  8. 8. Standard Network Connectivity Options • With access to a premier broadband network, a Charlotte data center can offer neutral connectivity to multiple carriers. • Usually, the data centers will have a truly diverse fiber entrance and direct connections to equipment via fiber burstable to 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps (or fast Ethernet). Sponsored by
  9. 9. Standard Network Connectivity Options It stacks up well with industry standards as the colocation companies also offer: •Frame Relay or ATM Services •Private Intercity and Metro Line Services •Internet access •Metro and Flex Ethernet services Sponsored by
  10. 10. Standard Network Connectivity Options •Intercity and Metro Dark Fiber Services •HostedVoice Services • Metro and IntercityWavelength Services. Sponsored by
  11. 11. Charlotte Colocation Extras •Data centers in the Charlotte area also offer micro-suites, cabinets, client-controlled private suites, as well as technology evaluation centers all under the same roof. •As a result, this makes it easier for colocation customers to plan, procure, design, build, migrate, test, house and manage all the IT environments under one roof. Sponsored by
  12. 12. Charlotte Colocation Extras To stay competitive in the marketplace, colocation providers are also offering the following: •Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery •Data Center Migration •Remote Hands •IT Infrastructure Optimization •Managed Colocation Services Sponsored by
  13. 13. Colocation in North Carolina is also changing with the state offering tax breaks to the small data center user. Sponsored by
  14. 14. The state has already been generous to massive data centers and now they are also taking care of minor players in the industry. Sponsored by
  15. 15. Recently, State Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill that extends tax breaks to companies occupying multi-tenant colocation centers. Sponsored by
  16. 16. Are you currently using a data center in Charlotte for your colocation needs? What were your connectivity options? Sponsored by
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  18. 18. Copyright © SP Home Run Inc. SP Home Run is a RegisteredTrademark of SP Home Run Inc.AllWorldwide Rights Reserved. Recommended Reading Learn How Colocation Data Centers Can Create a Scalable, Data-Driven, Marketing and Sales FunnelThat Powers Growth DownloadYour Free Copy Now at