Denver is known as the Mile High City, as it rests about 5,000 feet above sea level; the technology market in the Rocky Mountain metropolis, however, seems to be rising even higher than that.
Driven by cloud computing, increased amounts of critical business data and other bandwidth requirements that must somehow be accommodated, data centers continue to list connectivity at the top of their list of business concerns. In fact, a new study conducted by Forrester for Digital Realty revealed that 82 percent of companies consider carrier availability and density their most urgent data center issues.
From the pride of its residents, to the largest land mass in the lower 48, it’s true that everything is bigger in Texas. The same could be said for the business landscape in the Lone Star State. Texas is home to 52 Fortune 500 companies. More than 700 top CEOs around the nation are ranking Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive Magazine’s annual Best and Worst States survey. As it turns out, network connectivity demands are also quite sizeable in the state—and growing all the time.
Los Angeles is far more than movie stars, mansions and year-round spectacular weather. Best-known as the entertainment capital of the world, the city is also a focal point for several other sectors. Of course, with major players in the tech, aerospace engineering, education and manufacturing fields, network connectivity is in many ways the lifeblood of the City of Angels. Much of that connectivity can be traced to the high-rise building located at One Wilshire Boulevard.
Watch Out Virginia, Here Comes One Marketplace! If you were asked for a list of America’s biggest technology centers, places like Silicon Valley, Seattle and New York would probably be among the top. Ashburn, VA, on the other hand, might not have immediately popped into your mind. In actuality, though, the location should hold a front and center spot on your countdown—here’s why.
When we think about application service providers and building out ecosystems, we ask questions such as: How do enterprises want to consume the application? How do they want to consume network? Are they sitting in one location or in multiple facilities? How do you know the network can be extended to where the user is, wherever they are in the world? How do you think in terms of the physical network route as well as the logical distribution of the network across the backbone and access networks? And how do you provide solution transparency?