Verizon says clients will have greater choice and flexibility now that it has converted five of its data centers to carrier-neutral facilities.
Customers who buy Verizon colocation services from data centers in Boston; Denver; Elmsford, New York; Manassas, Virginia; and Seattle, now can choose their own third-party network provider for carrier diversity and redundancy. Up until now, these data centers featured dual-carrier network connectivity with Verizon serving as the primary carrier and an alternate, pre-selected carrier providing backup network services.
In addition, Verizon says the change will give customers the ability to full leverage existing relationships with network service providers; streamline processes and low costs associated with carrier management; and expand business-continuity options to maintain the accessibility and availability of applications and data.
“More and more enterprise and government clients are opting to utilize colocation services to augment existing data center capacity rather than build their own facilities," said Guy Tal, manager of data center interconnection services, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “By loosening previously restrictive interconnection policies, we are meeting customer requirements for flexibility and choice, thereby enabling an easier migration path to using a third-party provider for critical data center services."
Verizon now has 16 colocation facilities that offer unrestricted interconnection with multiple carriers.
Follow senior online managing editor @Craig_Galbraith on Twitter.