What is a Carrier Neutral Data Center?

At Colocation America we are all about giving you a flexible hosting plan to customize the best network for your business. One of the ways we help you get what you need is by operating out of carrier-neutral data centers. A carrier-neutral data center, also called a carriers hotel, is a data center facility that is entirely independent of network providers. Because the data center we operate does not have any affiliation to one network partner, a wide range of service providers are able to connect to the carrier hotel giving Colocation America a more diverse network infrastructure. This results in more options for the end-user the ability to choose which carrier and network they would like to be connected to.

What Determines the Location of a Carrier Hotel?

  • The locations of fiber optic carriers would be low advantage in locating a carrier POP (Point of Presence) away from that of the carrier fiber network. Carrier hotels are by necessity in places where a lot of carriers optic networks meet. This possibly will be due to geography, coincidence or deliberate planning.
  • Adequate and Reputable Electric Power: Nearly all carrier hotels have significant power requirements for both reliability and quantity. Frequent Carrier hotels have power grids or utility feeds from many substations and these feeds are normally unnecessary. New carrier hotels mostly have large diesel generators and associated fuel tanks for backup power, which can influence how they are placed through regulatory and environmental constraints.
  • Facility Size: Carrier hotels are typically somewhat large. They’re more or less in no way less than 100k square feet and from time to time more than a million square Ft. This gives sufficient room for the carrier POP, Meet-Me Rooms and carrier neutral colocation facilities, and utility room, and sometimes office space for airline tenants.
Carrier hotels have recently experienced some considerable changes in customer mix. While a typical hotel operator tenants used to be the unique bearers, now tenant list includes content (example—Google, Yahoo, Metacafe, Twitter) Internet Service Providers and cable MSOs (Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, Roadrunner). Some Carrier hotels have worldwide tenants, but this is highly reliant on geography.

What Determines the Location of a Carrier Hotel?

  • The locations of fiber optic carriers would be low advantage in locating a carrier POP (Point of Presence) away from that of the carrier fiber network. Carrier hotels are by necessity in places where a lot of carriers optic networks meet. This possibly will be due to geography, coincidence or deliberate planning.
  • Adequate and Reputable Electric Power: Nearly all carrier hotels have significant power requirements for both reliability and quantity. Frequent Carrier hotels have power grids or utility feeds from many substations and these feeds are normally unnecessary. New carrier hotels mostly have large diesel generators and associated fuel tanks for backup power, which can influence how they are placed through regulatory and environmental constraints.
  • Facility Size: Carrier hotels are typically somewhat large. They’re more or less in no way less than 100k square feet and from time to time more than a million square Ft. This gives sufficient room for the carrier POP, Meet-Me Rooms and carrier neutral colocation facilities, and utility room, and sometimes office space for airline tenants.
Carrier hotels have recently experienced some considerable changes in customer mix. While a typical hotel operator tenants used to be the unique bearers, now tenant list includes content (example—Google, Yahoo, Metacafe, Twitter) Internet Service Providers and cable MSOs (Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, Roadrunner). Some Carrier hotels have worldwide tenants, but this is highly reliant on geography.
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