Dark Fiber to the Cloud
Microsoft may have developed a successful “To The Cloud!” campaign but how many people actually know how the cloud works? Some may see cloud computing as the prime future of the internet but few understand the complex connectivity that servers and SAN storage require in order to maintain such a profound form of communications. As companies continue to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in order to “plug into the cloud”, it would seem important for investors to know exactly where their money is going.
Clouds are expected to meet strict demands and unfortunately consumers don’t realize that their storage within a single data center proposes a major flaw if that data center were to fail. In order to counter this problem, next-generation communications experts like Allied Fiber look toward dark fiber. Dark fiber has proven to be useful in linking multiple data centers and providing a medium for direct intra-site IP connectivity. Instead of relying on a single point of storage, clients may replicate their data within several locations and decrease the odds of catastrophe.
Allied Fiber understands the problem the United States faces as data center access has a large concentration in major cities but lacks availability in smaller cities. If consumers wish to access secure next-generation communication methods like cloud computing, the USA needs a new, national, carrier-neutral dark fiber and colocation system and it is imperative to our economy as mobile and broadband demands continue to increase.
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