The Importance of a Well-Run Meet-Me-Room

July 31, 2014
Doug Fulton

Data centers are, in a word, massive.

Across all of our data centers, millions of square feet, hundreds of telecom carriers, tens of thousands of cross connects, and millions of miles of fiber connecting dozens of operating suites—all with different rules and regulations—make navigating a carrier hotel a full-time job in itself.

So how do you ensure connectivity amongst the many tenants and connectivity options residing in a modern carrier hotel? Connectivity is an integral part of a data center’s effectiveness, and maximizing those connectivity options and benefits comes down to something called a meet-me-room.

A meet-me-room is the space in a colocation data center or carrier hotel where carriers and clients interconnect or cross-connect with one another—it’s how your data ‘navigates’ a data center.

With connectivity being the lifeblood of the new world, a poorly-run meet-me-room can be extremely detrimental. A well-run, carrier-neutral meet-me-room amplifies your ability to run a successful business, and speed to delivery and expert troubleshooting are just the beginning of things to think about when you decide to colocate.

Here at Telx, we have extensive experience as meet-me-room operators, and that experience carries over into the experience you’ll get in your data center. We operate meet-me-rooms in locations from 350 E. Cermak (the world’s largest data center) to 111 8th Ave—where NYC2 resides. As such, all of our customers have access to rich connectivity options.

Navigating a multi-tenant carrier hotel can be difficult—it really could be a job of its own. We have that task down to an art, and take pride in how well we run our meet-me-rooms. If you’d like to learn more about how we operate, don’t be afraid to connect with us through the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter.

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