The fast-paced growth of cloud environments is leading to an equally rapid increase in the number and type of networks available for cloud-connected organizations. A competitive landscape, filled with vendors across global data-industry sectors, can create chaos for your enterprise. Network carriers are competing on price with little service differentiation from rivals. Some have even insisted on exclusivity contracts between colocation facilities to edge ahead of the competition.
At QTS, we are committed to a carrier-neutral approach within our data centers. As global networks continue expanding and becoming more competitive, carrier-neutral connectivity is becoming an increasingly important factor in choosing a data center provider. Carrier neutrality helps your organization nimbly respond to rapidly changing connectivity advancements. Data center carrier neutrality, along with abundant physical space and robust power options, addresses three challenges of the modern colocation workload: unpredictable spend, constrained bandwidth, and stifled innovation.
Carrier-exclusive data centers often produce unpredictable spend because network providers can change prices at will, often without offering any service or bandwidth improvements. In contrast, carrier-neutral data centers allow organizations to optimize spend by creating hybrid connectivity mixes from multiple suppliers or by switching carriers in response to price changes.
Carrier-neutral colocation facilities require far less initial investment because they have pre-established relationships with multiple network carriers, often having preinstalled infrastructure on site. In addition, those data centers usually offer innovative solutions, such as automated and self-service features, allowing you to further streamline your monthly spend to your needs.
Constrained bandwidth can quickly turn into downtime and slow time issues. While downtime is a cloud security hot topic, it can also affect network-connected applications and their workloads. In the event of a single-carrier outage, carrier-neutral colocation environments provide easy access to alternative networks, keeping operations up and running. Thus, combined with choosing a service provider by uptime standards, not partnership contracts, carrier-neutral connectivity provides increased reliability and redundancy—improving data security and performance—giving you complete peace of mind.
Carrier-exclusive data centers often hinder innovation, severely limiting the options available to end users. Workloads located in data centers with exclusively contracted carriers can squash competition and hurt overall service quality. In contrast, carrier-neutral data centers provide tenants the full benefits of carrier competition while remaining in the same location. They can choose carriers with right-fit technologies instead of being tethered to outdated contract commitments.
With QTS carrier neutrality, you can prioritize connectivity technology over network providers and find a data center provider that delivers a sustainable relationship, providing you the innovative options you need. We have extensive experience building relationships with top-tier carriers while remaining carrier agnostic, creating partnerships with whichever carrier is best for you.
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