Datacenters.com Adds Business Internet to the IGNITE Project Platform®

4 Aug 2020 by Bob West

The addition of Internet services makes it easy for users to access proposals and pricing directly from top ISPs, telecom carriers, and network providers globally.

ENGLEWOOD, CO. AUGUST 8, 2020Datacenters.com, the leading technology platform and marketplace for IT buyers and sellers of colocation, cloud and connectivity, announces the addition of business Internet to the Datacenters.com IGNITE Project Platform®.

Connectivity is critical for all IT environments whether on-premise, offsite, physical, or virtual. Today’s bandwidth-intensive applications require low latency and high availability to meet user experience expectations. Demand for Internet service is compounded by current digital transformation initiatives and growing adoption of future technologies including the cloud infrastructure, edge computing, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Globalization is also a major factor in increasing demand. As enterprises expand into new markets, IT infrastructure is required to connect local customers, employees, partners, and suppliers in that market. Secure, reliable, and fast Internet and networking technologies including dedicated Internet, Ethernet, private line, SD-WAN, and MPLS make global connectivity possible.

However, challenges impede the process of finding available ISPs, telecom carriers, and network providers for their office, data center, and cloud platform locations. Researching lit buildings, fiber maps, and on-net carrier lists becomes laborsome and time-consuming. Navigating the technology landscape of available service providers, options and pricing only add complexity.

Datacenters.com created IGNITE Internet Projects® to help users streamline the procurement of Internet services by intelligently matching user requirements with available ISPs, telecom carriers, and network service providers. With IGNITE, users can configure their Internet requirements for a single or multiple locations and receive “direct from provider" proposals and pricing for their IT projects. Datacenters.com also created a bulk upload feature for businesses with tens, hundreds, or even thousands of locations.

A major benefit of using the Datacenters.com IGNITE Project Platform is that it stores all provider proposals, documents, and price quotes in a centralized platform. This feature allows for side-by-side comparisons of providers, service offerings, and pricing. Users also benefit from having the ability to invite and collaborate with colleagues to projects within IGNITE Project Platform®.

In addition to Internet services, Datacenters.com will soon be launching IGNITE Network Projects® to help users build their global, wide area network (WAN) infrastructure with technologies such as SD-WAN and MPLS. This is anticipated to launch at the end of August in 2020.

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“Adding Internet and network services to Datacenters.com was always in the roadmap as part of our long term strategy and vision,” said Joel St. Germain, CEO of Datacenters.com. “IGNITE Internet Projects® will help our clients, consultants, and agents streamline the purchasing process for these services.”

“It’s time-consuming researching lit building lists and fiber maps for available ISPs, carriers and network providers,” said Mike Allen, SVP of Solutions and Engineering at Datacenters.com. “IGNITE Internet Projects® is going to make finding available providers and generating competitive pricing a lot easier.”

“The feedback we have received on demos of IGNITE Internet Projects® has been nothing short of amazing,” said April Armijo, VP of Operations and Provider Relationships. “All of our partners have been very positive on the platform and there’s a lot of excitement around it.”

About Datacenters.com

Datacenters.com is the #1 technology platform and marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of colocation, cloud, connectivity, managed services, and related IT services. We are dedicated to one thing – helping IT professionals research, purchase, and manage their technologies across a diverse range of solutions, providers, and vendors.

Since 2014, Datacenters.com has attracted more than 1.4 million visitors. The platform provides detailed information on 328 providers, 2,921 data center facilities, and 204 marketplace products globally.

Datacenters.com is the sister company of Global Consulting Group, Inc. (GCG), a leading technology services distributor and IT consulting company headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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Bob West

Bob West is a digital enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for data centers, cloud, internet exchanges (IX), and blockchain. He was a driving force within the original team that built Datacenters.com in 2011. It’s his belief that a new breed of data centers will become increasingly important as we move towards IoT, AI, and edge computing.

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