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365 Data Centers is off to a strong start in 2016. Our first quarter sales were 22% higher than the same quarter last year driven by new customers and existing customers adding more sites. The second quarter looks equally as promising. What’s more, our customer retention is now the highest in the company's history. Maintaining our record of 100% uptime contributes and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction remain top priories.
The market for hybrid enterprise deployments is evident in our cities as well. Our customers are re-engineering their infrastructure to leverage cloud applications while also maintaining proprietary computing, analytics and storage capabilities. Their decision criteria for data center space focuses on multi-carrier, neutral facilities with direct access to cloud providers and flexible business terms as they re-size their owned corporate environment.
We are also witnessing accelerated movement to the edge. Content distribution continues its rapid growth as the preferred delivery medium for everything from live linear television programming to streaming music to binge watching. Content providers are focused on improving video re-buffering, latency, and restarts as key ways to reduce abandonment. When content is consumed on any device at any time in any place, serving it from a half dozen locations in the US is impractical. Tier 2 cities, once considered markets too small to warrant caches, are becoming as important as Tier 1 cities with respect to content consumption. 365's colocation presence in 14 US cities enables our cutomers to distribute content more effectively to local networks.
We anticipate a record year at 365. Investments in the cable plant, wireless spectrum and fiber deployments all point toward higher data creation, analysis, storage and consumption. Those trends lead to more demand for data center space located in key cities where job creation, affordability, and growth are priorities. That’s a winning combination.
Whether you’re a large enterprise, an established managed service provider or new tech start-up, you need to be able to connect your internal IT environment to the public cloud. Our customers look to 365 to help them scale out of their on-premise environment for testing and development, QA, DR or production. They also use the public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
365 Data Centers has more than sixty carrier partners and numerous ways to connect you from your office to our data center to the public cloud over both the Internet or private networking.
If you’re transitioning to the cloud, be sure to check out our Best Practices to Transition to the Cloud white paper.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can connect you to AWS or Azure, please contact us.
Sustaining 100% application uptime for mission-critical data center environments is a non-negotiable requirement. However, unplanned downtime is always a looming possibility due to system failures, human error, and natural disasters. Companies are losing as much as $100 million per year to downtime, according to an Infonetics Research survey.
Ensuring 24/7 availability of IT servers and applications is not an impossible mission. The keys to making this possible are detailed planning, regular system maintenance, and most importantly, expert management by experienced data center professionals.
Connectria Hosting provides cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. They are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and they support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.
Connectria selected 365’s colocation facility in Philadelphia to leverage its secure, production data center operations. They needed a colocation provider that could provide enterprise-class uptime and security. Connectria also wanted a partner that valued responsiveness and going the extra mile to deliver excellent customer service.
We have an average of 15 carriers per data center. In some of our facilities, we have more than 25 carriers. This provides our customers (both businesses and other carriers) with tremendous choice when planning for redundancy, uptime and cost optimization. We are adding an additional carrier or Internet Exchange POP every 45 days.
Check out our list of carriers. Or look up the available carriers by site here. If you are interested in connecting to any of our carriers or even carriers not in our facility yet, please contact us.
365 is carrier-neutral and Internet-Exchange (IX)-friendly. The following IXs have built into our facilities: SFMIX (San Jose), NashIX (Nashville), TPAIX (Tampa) and the MIX (Indianapolis). The Detroit-IX (Southfield) is close to completing their build into our facility.