Global data center provider CyrusOne offers perspective on growing opportunities for colocating at carrier-neutral data centers rather than carrier hotels

180x150-CyrusOneGlobal data center services provider CyrusOne announced it has added an executive report to its library. The report explains how more enterprises are using carrier-neutral data centers to obtain lower colocation costs and enhanced connectivity options with the National IX when establishing Active-Active, Active-Passive, and Active-disaster recovery (DR) interconnections.

“We realize today’s enterprises have strict production and disaster recovery requirements on how their data center strategy should operate to ensure business continuity,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of Interconnection at CyrusOne.“Most companies require high-quality data centers connected together within specific latency parameters to enable asynchronous and synchronous replication. This report provides insights into the latest practices being applied at industry-leading companies to successfully handle these requirements.”

If an enterprise locates IT infrastructure within a current Internet Exchange building, the pricing could be high for the required data center space due to limited availability and high demand for the space. This creates a dilemma for enterprises since there is high value due to a wide array of inexpensive connections at the Internet Exchange building, but often locating hardware in a carrier hotel comes at a very high cost and may not be economically feasible.

This paper illuminates the growing enterprise movement towards placing infrastructure within large carrier-neutral data centers rather than in carrier hotels in order to benefit from lower colocation costs while obtaining enhanced connectivity options using the National IX.

The CyrusOne online library is a free resource available to all IT professionals. Additional executive reports and articles will be continuously added to the library throughout 2014.

Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities, Connectivity, and Open-IX Certification
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, and engineers its facilities to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an available highest possible power redundancy (2N) architecture.

Customers have access to the CyrusOne National IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that the company is known for by creating the first-ever data center platform that virtually links a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities in multiple metropolitan markets.

The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 1000 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their internal disaster recovery requirements and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.

CyrusOne was also recently the first to receive multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association. The OIX Association has a mandate to promote resilient interconnection in hub cities to facilitate a more resilient Internet.

With 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. CyrusOne’s more than 625 customers include nine of the Fortune 20 companies and more than 130 of the Fortune 1000.

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About CyrusOne
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 625 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 130 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.