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What Are the Business Advantages of Colocating In a Well-Connected Ecosystem?

Damion Lackamp
March 12, 2014

In today’s ever-changing business environment, there’s no such thing as too many connectivity options. Well-organized cloud and connectivity services, as well as data center interconnection services, let businesses connect to one another, exchange data, and ultimately, grow over time as their needs evolve.

Businesses may need connectivity for a number of reasons. Some businesses need to be a part of a well-connected ecosystem as part of a disaster contingency plan—a well-connected business can have access to multiple channels to help keep their data flowing even in the face of a natural disaster. Other businesses need interconnection in order to have secure, low-cost interconnecivity to a carrier-dense facility so that they can have a strong global presence.

In all cases, having options in terms of connectivity and interconnection helps your business provide reliable, secure service to your end users across a wide variety of networks, which is practically a necessity in today’s data hungry world.

In short, colocating in a facility with a well-connected ecosystem is a way of future proofing your data and your business needs. Even if you don’t need to take full advantage of the connectivity offered in such an ecosystem today, the fact that such connections are available will save you headaches down the road. Whether you need direct access to multiple ISPs’ servers, or want to directly connect to a cloud provider like Amazon Web Services, a well-connected ecosystem gives you immense flexibility for a wide variety of business needs, now and later.

Don’t limit yourself to one service provider, or cut off your own access to value add resources. Gaining access to a well-connected ecosystem by colocating in a Telx carrier-neutral data center, opens up growth opportunities as your business needs evolve. Want to learn more about the connectivity we offer at our data centers? Reach out to us via the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter.

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