Enterprise Data Center Blog

One of the time-honored traditions of data center buying is the on-site tour. For most data center buyers, building your short list of providers can occur remotely through conference calls and reading product literature. But the final selection requires a site visit and tour.

With data centers – seeing is believing.

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When evaluating your data center connectivity, there are many reasons to consider dark fiber, including cost control, flexibility, security, and scalability. To quickly understanding the basics of fiber optics, see my blog posting, “Tech Primer: Dark Fiber, Lit and Wavelengths.

According to the Uptime Institute 70% of enterprise workloads are running in corporate data centers. Colocation data centers have 20% of enterprise applications, and cloud providers have 9%.