PCIC Europe 2022
PCIC Europe 2022
PCIC (Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee) Europe is the premier European forum for the information exchange in the practical application of electricity and automation in the petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, including all upstream and downstream activities.
7/6/2022 - 9/6/2022

Colocation connectivity

Colocation connectivity
Colocation data centers are premises where various small or large customers rent floor or cabinet space for their servers, network equipment and other computing hardware. Colocation customers include enterprise clients from various markets and industries, cloud providers, hosting providers, content delivery network operators and many others. Some data centers include dedicated areas for carriers, called Meet-Me Rooms (MMR), where they establish their Point of Presence (POP) and provide various connectivity services. 
Colocation data centers offer all possible connection types that are required between colocation customers and with the outside world. Colocation connectivity includes:
  • connections to external network services, such as connection to internet service providers, carriers and telco operators
  • connections between network service providers when a colocation meet-me room becomes a point of internet exchange
  • direct connection of enterprise customers to cloud providers, which reduces latency
  • connections between cloud providers to allow their customers to use each other’s services
  • connections between enterprise customers or connections between different areas of the same custmer
  • connections to other data centers via dark fibers and network transport systems

In addition to connectivity, colocation data center companies often provide other services, which include:
  • providing access to cloud resources, which can be Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • building structured cabling systems for their enterprise customers, sometimes called cage cabling, and providing cable management services (MACs – Moves, Adds and Changes – of patch cords)
  • providing network services (Ethernet connections, virtual LAN etc.)
  • renting out hardware resources, such as computing power, storage and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • building enterprise clouds for their customers

Colocation connectivity relies on a cabled network infrastructure which includes the infrastructure for meet-me rooms, fiber backbones and multi-tenant data center areas.

Colocation companies around the world rely on high-density fiber systems from HUBER+SUHNER for their connectivity. Our excellent cost per port and leading packing density make us the number one choice for regional and global colocation companies.

Meet-me room (MMR)

Fiber backbone

Multi-tenant area

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