Cross-connects, the physical cables that connect different networks within a data center, provide an efficient and more reliable experience than internet-based connections. These connections broaden business owners’ options by allowing them to integrate their internal networks with partners and service providers across the globe, setting up new connections to their systems without the extensive waiting periods.
Through added convenience, you also get the benefit of changing carrier connections with relative ease and even allowing you to leverage the many carrier options in carrier-neutral data centers like ours.
Types of Cross Connections Available in Our Data Centers
As your business grows, it is vital that you have everything you need to adopt services and technologies that will help you succeed. That is why our carrier-neutral data centers have multiple connections, allowing clients to select the providers that work best for them. We provide the services and hardware (including cables, cords, bulkheads, patch panels, and jumpers) to improve performance, decrease latency, and improve traffic flow management.
Our cross-connect options include:
- Copper. Copper is used for connections at lower bandwidths and across shorter distances such as from the Meet Me Room (MMR) to client or facility equipment. The MMR is a designated location within a data center where telecommunications companies can interconnect and exchange data without incurring local loop fees. Copper is less expensive than fiber cables and can support Gigabit speeds of CAT5 or CAT6.
- Fiber. A fiber-optic cable, also known as an optical-fiber cable, is an assembly similar to an electrical cable, but containing one or more optical fibers that are used to carry light. Different types of cable are used for different applications, for example, long-distance telecommunication, or providing a high-speed data connection between different parts of a building.
- COAX. Coaxial cable is a type of transmission line used to carry high-frequency electrical signals with low losses.
- POTS. POTS Lines, short for Plain Old Telephone Service, provide integration with both traditional analog signal-based telephone services and digital phone services.
No matter what your cross-connection requirements are, we are confident we can meet and even exceed your expectations. Contact us to get more information about how our data centers can serve the needs of your small to medium-sized business.