Evoque Data Center Solutions, a global colocation services company, announced that it is opening its data centers to multiple carriers. The move is in response to the increasing demand for diverse connectivity options among both large and small enterprises. It will benefit both data center users and carriers by fostering competition and promoting more reliable and quality connections at lower costs. Evoque expects that the carrier diversity in their data centers would give them a competitive advantage.
"We have 1,100 enterprise customers that have not had carrier diversity until now. Carriers understand this and are racing to be the first wave of new carriers into the Evoque facilities so they can sell to these enterprises,” said Tim Caulfield, CEO of Evoque.
The company recently built dedicated Meet-Me-Rooms (MMR) in its 18 data centers across the U.S. The colocation firm has informed that the MMR in the Redditch, England data center would be completed during Q3 2019. According to the company, carrier-neutral facilities in the US along with Evoque's already diverse international sites will provide customers access to all the top tier service providers. The move will also help Evoque facilitate better and lower-cost connections for its enterprise customers. Besides, it also guarantees reliability and flexibility.
"We think it's critical to give our customers choice," said Caulfield. "A carrier-neutral colocation facility allows customers to connect their infrastructure to a range of bandwidth providers that can help improve the reach and performance of their business applications, while also enhancing protection of their critical data."
Evoque is the new brand for a portfolio of AT&T colocation data centers that was acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners for $1.1 billion. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the colocation services company owns and operates 31 data centers across four continents and 11 countries. It has data centers in a variety of industries, including content and media, government and education, healthcare, retail and e-commerce, technology and telecommunications.