A recent article on BuySellBandwidth titled ‘Countries Most Vulnerable to an Internet Shutdown‘ examines Forbes’ research on this topic.
Allied Fiber understands the current risks, vulnerabilities and present danger to the US terrestrial fiber systems and carrier hotels. Achieving maximum, realistic, physical diversity is one of the primary drivers of the Allied Fiber system for these reasons.
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This is the new model, the logical and necessary approach to data center development and deployment. It is one that legacy brick and mortar designs and models do not and cannot have.
In addition, the need for distributed cloud computing is driving the need for distributed data centers for which this is perfectly suited – as long as there is direct access to power and dark fiber.
For more information on this topic, please see Data Center Knowledge’s recent article on Modular Data Center demand. http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/05/13/citing-modular-demand-io-continues-expansion/read more
If you connect this article to the Allied Fiber Container/Modular Data Center cartoon it is easy to see that these modular design sites can be shuttled along the Allied Fiber route to wherever the conditions are perfect for any application (inexpensive power, availability of power, tax incentives, state incentives, rebates, job creation, diversity, video distribution, mobile data distribution, peering, low latency, etc.). The power of modular data centers is unleashed through intermediate access to a flexible Nationwide dark fiber system. The combination of the two is unbeatable.
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