CommScope forms new data centre alliance


By ECD (Electrical+Comms+Data) Staff
Friday, 09 June, 2017


CommScope has formed the Multi-Tenant Data Center (MTDC) Alliance to address a shift in the data centre market.

Increasing data consumption, combined with the trend of businesses and service providers outsourcing their data centre facilities rather than owning and managing them, has resulted in significant growth in multitenant data centres (MTDCs).

Demand will continue for MTDCs from hyperscale data centre operators, service providers, cloud providers and enterprises; however, with the increased competition, it is becoming harder to differentiate on build quality alone. That is why CommScope formed the MTDC Alliance, assuring customers who work with the certified partners in the PartnerPRO Network that quality enterprise solutions are being deployed in MTDCs.

“Over the years, a shift has taken place in which companies increasingly outsource IT needs to shared environments in which data centres are viewed as an operating expense,” said Stephen Kowal, senior vice president, Global Partners, CommScope.

“By leasing third-party data centre white space, enterprises can remain focused on their core businesses while enjoying optimal data centre availability, reliability and cost control.”

In fact, one analyst firm has predicted that total operational square footage of global MTDCs can reach approximately 177 million by the end of 2018, according to CommScope.

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

“Our facilities offer the broadest geographic reach, the largest choice in cloud and network providers, and the most efficient interconnection options for companies looking to lease data centre space. We look forward to working with CommScope and their customers as part of this initiative.”

By outsourcing data centre services instead of building, hosting, maintaining and upgrading them, MTDC tenants can realise significant operating and capital expenditures saving. Today, the PartnerPRO Network has active partners in 88 countries and serves as a resource with thousands of distributors, installers, integrators and consultants worldwide.

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