Fast Lane to Success: How Carrier-Grade Internet Can Supercharge Your Connectivity

March 12, 2024

By Rich Davidson, Director of Network Operations at eStruxture

One of the many perks of partnering with a carrier-neutral data center like eStruxture is ubiquitous access to high quality service providers for all of your connectivity needs.

But what if I told you that your colocation provider could also double as an internet service provider?

To me, there are five key attributes that make a ‘carrier-grade’ service provider (in no particular order): 

  1. Lots of bandwidth from multiple, high quality sources 
  2. Best-in-class network technology from vendors you’ve heard of
  3. Redundant everything for reliability and resiliency 
  4. Fast, symmetrical and readily scalable connectivity for future growth 
  5. Service Level Agreements that ensure performance and availability 

Let’s look at how eStruxture checks all of these boxes and more. 

Bandwidth - We obtain high-capacity upstream connectivity in all of our regions, and peer with multiple carriers and internet exchanges for maximum coverage and route diversity. 

Vendors - We partner with trusted, industry leading equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, Juniper, and Ciena to ensure that our networks are future-proof and adequately supported. 

Redundancy - We procure IP Transit at multiple facilities for geographical diversity, and all layers of our networks - core, aggregation and distribution - are physically redundant with diverse power sources.   

Speed - We can deliver dedicated internet access ranging from 100Mbps to 100Gbps over our 100% fiber optic backbone, and as demand increases, our capabilities will continue to grow. 

SLA - All of our network solutions are backed by Service Level Agreements, and if you obtain a high-availability (HA) internet solution, you’ll be eligible for credits in the event of unplanned downtime. 

Now, as for the more part - there are many not-so-obvious reasons to partner with eStruxture directly for internet connectivity. 

As a facilities provider, we can turn around orders faster than other carriers, and we won’t charge you for a cross-connect, either. We also provide our clients with real time reporting, bandwidth utilization graphs, and simplified, consolidated invoicing. 

eStruxture offers flexible bandwidth solutions that are a perfect fit for a variety of mission critical applications, such as high availability internet access for you or your clients, out-of-band connectivity for remote network management, or IP Transit services with BGP peering for more complex environments. 

Whatever your business needs, we will right-size a solution for you. 

But I think what truly sets eStruxture apart from its competitors is our staff, our entrepreneurial spirit and the way that we support our customers. 

Any good service provider’s secret weapon is its people, and we have some of the best. Engaging and responsive account managers, knowledgeable and attentive data center managers and product experts, and a dedicated provisioning and support team available to assist you 24/7/365; if you open a P1 ticket at 3:00am on a holiday, we will be there to help you.

The brass tacks: eStruxture is proud to be a carrier-neutral data center, and we’re happy to put you in touch with one of our many carrier partners. But if you are looking for another option, need to shore up your internet mix, or simply want to learn more about what we can do for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to your account representative today to start the conversation. 

About Rich Davidson 

Rich Davidson is a seasoned IT and Network professional with over ten years of experience designing, building, and operating mission critical networks. Rich has a passion for technology and business, and endeavors to deliver efficient, forward-thinking network solutions that meet the strategic objectives of customers and stakeholders. 

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