FindADataCenter.com goes beyond any other data center search portal to fulfill a very specific and growing need throughout corporate America
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Framingham, MA (PRWEB) January 24, 2008
FindADataCenter.com (FADC) announces the launch of its innovative online search portal found at http://www.FindADataCenter.com. FADC's new website now offers a web-based application designed to facilitate and streamline the search and selection process for companies seeking an offsite data center solution.
An estimated 80% of U.S. companies plan to expand their data centers, according to a survey conducted by Campos Research & Analysis. The growing trend to outsource data centers is largely driven by factors such as complex computing systems, bandwidth-rich applications, disaster recovery, and insurance and regulatory compliance.
From large enterprises to government and education organizations, IT decision makers are turning to data centers as a way to get cost-effective space for mission critical systems as well as everyday data back-ups. Because data center facilities are specifically designed with optimal climate, power and environmental controls, companies are taking advantage of the benefits of offsite data center space versus the cost, maintenance and spatial requirements of using their own office space for data storage.
FindADataCenter.com is a next generation alternative to a simple locator site because it provides information on data center space as well as another critical data center consideration - network connectivity. FADC provides information on all connectivity options available allowing data center operators to focus on providing the optimal solution for data center space while giving users an end-to-end data center solution. Users can access the database to find a site, and FADC will provide an assessment of network connectivity options for that site. With more than 800 facilities listed as well as extensive information on location, amenities, security and connectivity, FADC can find the data center that best meets a company's particular requirements.
"FindADataCenter.com goes beyond any other data center search portal to fulfill a very specific and growing need throughout corporate America," said Mike Murphy, President of NEF, which partners with FADC. "The process of determining where data centers are located and which ones provide high capacity, high availability network connections can be a daunting and labor intensive task. At the end of the day, total operational cost for an offsite data center is equal to the cost of the space plus the cost of network connectivity. Essentially, FindADataCenter.com does all the up-front work and provides customers with a picture of all available options and helps them discern the best fit for their needs."
FADC has already garnered the support of companies such NEF and FiberLocator, both of which provide interrelated services such as network consulting, equipment and IT infrastructure guidance.
NEF offers on-demand network planning, sourcing and deployment and FiberLocator provides in-depth fiber network maps for 50+ U.S. carriers. Other inaugural sponsors of FADC include Transitional Data Systems, a data center and IT consulting firm as well as metro network providers AboveNet and American Fiber Systems, who both specialize in data center connectivity in different Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets around the U.S.
With more than 800 listings and growing, FindADataCenter.com is a rapidly growing online resource for available offsite data center facilities across the U.S. FADC lists amenities and details about individual data centers to inform customers about optimal data center space for their business. Because the data center selection process goes beyond space, FADC completes the data center picture by taking into account network connectivity information. FindADataCenter.com provides value by enabling researchers to learn about locations and connectivity before committing time and resources to selecting or migrating a data center.
NEF, Inc., is one of the nation's top telecommunications consulting firms, offering 25 years of industry experience and a proven methodology for providing its customers with the best networks, information and pricing available. NEF can provide a broad spectrum of products from dark fiber solutions to high bandwidth, fully managed optical services. Through their many partners, NEF designs custom connectivity solutions and provides access to over 50 fiber providers in 48 states, 3.5 million miles of metro and national fiber and over 60,000 lit buildings.
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