Equinix First Member of CommScope's New Colocation Data Center Alliance

Alliance aims to standardize colo customer solutions

Karen Riccio

June 8, 2017

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Inside an Equinix data center in Silicon Valley
Inside an Equinix data center in Silicon ValleyEquinix

With the total operational square footage of global multi-tenant data centers (MTDC) expected to reach 177 million by the end of next year—with no end in sight to growth—CommScope announced that it has formed an alliance to help standardize customer solutions.

And, Equinix is the Multi-Tenant Data Center Alliance’s first member. The alliance is part of CommScope's PartnerPRO  Network that serves as a resource for distributors, installers, integrators, and consultants worldwide.

“With our global network of 179 data centers across 44 markets, Equinix is thrilled to be part of the CommScope MTDC Alliance to offer enterprise customers the optimal data center deployments that best fits their needs,” Greg Adgate, vice president of global technology partners and alliances at Equinix, said in a statement.

MTDC infrastructure makes advanced technologies such as cloud computing and virtualized data centers available to companies of all shapes and sizes, while also allowing flexible and easy expansion as the business grows. By outsourcing data center services instead of building, hosting, maintaining and upgrading them, MTDC tenants can realize significant operating and capital expenditures saving.

“Over the years, a shift has taken place in which companies increasingly outsource IT needs to shared environments in which data centers are viewed as an operating expense,” Stephen Kowal, CommScope's senior vice president, global partners, said in a statement. “By leasing third-party data center white space, enterprises can remain focused on their core businesses while enjoying optimal data center availability, reliability and cost control.”

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