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Originally posted by mgphoto So I guess they won't be doing any direct connecting between the two. Odd, they didn't mention that in the meeting today. I just assumed if you had a few datacenters you would connect them together.
Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. Colocation
The immediate plans are to build a Meet Me Area on the 2nd floor in the MMR. This MMA is dedicated for passive patch panels grouped in common open racks for the purpose of performing single circuit cross connects. The area is caged, locked and managed by telx.
The MMA enables us to provide 24/7/365 support as we do in 60 Hudson, provide LOA (next available port/panel assingment) for cross connects, kepp an inventory of what everyone in the facility has so that we can properly set circuit delivery expectations and that in turn lets us keep on top of the carriers so that they never run out of capacity - which happens a lot when no one is watching the store.
All exisiting and future tenants of the building and MMR can have a presence in the MMA. Access to the MMA is achieved by a homerun of any medium the customer needs and a panel where the cable is terminated in the MMA. An example would be a 48 count single mode fiber cable to a 48 count sm FDP.
The space in the MMA is assigned by telx and it is based on next available Rack Unit. There are different sections of the MMA. There is an FDP rack line, DSX3, DSX1, Cat5 and even E1 up in NYC. We'll see if that becomes popular in Atlanta.
For all existing 56 tenants in the MMR, or vault we will cable you out to the MMA for free. That means we will provide the materials and labor and there will be no monthly charges for your presence. We just need to know what mediums you use and at what rate you make connections. This will help the building operate better from a physical layer network perspective and enable us to attract more carriers who like the way we operate. Many of our 60 Hudson customers have already expressed an interest in being at 56.
There will be no monthly charge for cross connects of any kind in the MMA, but there will be a NRC of $250. Future homeruns and panels to the MMA will be billed for monthly. The MRC for a homerun is based upon the count of the cable and the panels are billed by RU. So, for example, a 12count sm fiber cable is $220 and a 1RU FDP is $70. $290 for 6 pairs in the MMA. Then the cross connections are $250 NRC. I have a price sheet and diagrams of the floor that will help. This is how we operate in 60 Hudson St. except the prices are higher.
What we are doing is adding a dimension of support that previously never existed. We are also tyring to standardize the Layer 1 interconnection process.
There are two other major improvements.
The Brilliant Platform - An Ethernet SDH SONET DCS. This will serve many purposes, but initially it will unify the metro, regional, long haul transport providers as well as the ISP's and other Layer 3 service providers on one layer 2 interconnection platform. telx will manage the interconnection process within 56 and even provide complete transparency on all carriers that offer long haul to telx 60 Hudson St (where we have another Brilliant Platform). There will also be BP's in 1 Wilshire and Telehouse London, but not yet.
The second big improvement will be the transparency I just mentioned. That will be something we call the e-cbx. If you go to our web site (telx dot com) - not allowed to post url here yet?. and check out our CBx, or Customer Business Exchange, you will see that we host events for our customers to help drive business for them. We believe that if our customers succeed, we succeed. The e-cbx is the 24/7/365 version of our bi-annual event. Our most recent event was April 23rd and we had over 500 people attend here in NY. The telx cbx was the inspiration for the 56 Marietta events - most recently March 4th 2004.
The e-cbx is essentially an online RFP generator. All of the carriers in the facility will be given a profile that they manage. They check off boxes in predetermined fields that indicate what services they offer and any specials they are running, etc. The clients (other carriers, ISP's, enterprises, etc) log in and build an RFP. From the RFP the carriers that indicated they wanted to respond to those requests will be sent the RFP to their profile inbox. They will read it and accept. Then the carrier contact details will be sent directly on to the client. We just want to facilite the business to drive more physical layer and BP layer 2 switching/grooming. we ask nothing for the deals, we are not an agent, reseller, or carrier and we take no commissions.
I know this is a lot of information. Feel free to email directly. If you are in Atlanta I would like to set up a time to meet with you.