With San Francisco colocation data centers competing with services offered, one key factor differentiating providers is connectivity. The ability to connect with multiple networks and to provide robust interconnectivity is important for IT success. What determines good connectivity may differ between businesses.
Some may consider pricing the driving force; others may consider bandwidth or latency key. Since one size doesn’t fit all, it is difficult to say what is best for you. However, let’s look at some San Francisco colos that tout connectivity as one of their key features.
ColoServe is in a facility previously owned by communications giant MCI, so the infrastructure is rock solid.
Screaming-Fast Network™, ColoServe’s multi-homed bandwidth, with connections to over forty networks, provides high quality and network capacity for its business customers. It also peers with Switch and Data’s PAIX in Palo Alto. PAIX is the largest Internet Exchange point in the world.
Suppose you prefer to bring in your own network. In that case, ColoServe is carrier neutral and is located in one of the most wired areas in San Francisco, with much of the Bay Bridge Fiber Consortium terminating in ColoServe’s building. It also provides two different fiber entrances for redundancy.
In a 425,000-square-foot seismic-rated facility at 200 Paul Avenue south of downtown San Francisco, Telx is Northern California's leading colocation and interconnection provider.
It provides connectivity worldwide to over 1,000 telecommunications carriers, ISPs, and content providers.
High-speed access to Asia and the East Coast and peering with SFMIX and AMS-IX are available.
Being carrier-neutral, Telx offers redundancy, reliability, and cost-efficiency. Its extensive Interconnect Portfolio is tailored to meet your specific needs.
Also located at 200 Paul Avenue, UnitedLayer is a carrier-neutral provider with access to over 60 carriers. Its customers include the City and County of San Francisco, Wikipedia, Diamond Foods, and AT&T.
UnitedLayer provides extensive nationwide coverage with a dual-stacked network backbone with high touch 24/7/365 support.
CoreSite is a carrier-neutral San Francisco Bay area colocation provider that provides connectivity from 100Mbps to 10Gbps and fiber and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing to meet client needs.
It also owns and operates one of the leading peering exchanges, Any2.
Any2 is one of the biggest Internet Exchanges in the U.S. – and the biggest on the West Coast. It provides improved network performance and reliability.
The Bottom Line
These are just a few of the San Francisco colocation data centers that feature connectivity as an asset.
The San Francisco-Silicon Valley region is one of the world’s top research and development centers and has the highest concentration of data centers in the United States.
It is also rated as the top Big Data city in the U.S.
No matter your definition of “best connectivity”, you will find a colocation center that will meet your needs in San Francisco.
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What San Francisco colocation providers do you feel have the best connectivity, and why? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments box below.
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