The recent collaboration between Sidera Networks (News - Alert) and Sabey Data Centers means a few things for the evolution of the data center industry not the least of which is the combining of diversity and latency. Clint Heiden (News - Alert), president of Sidera, shed some light at last week's Telecom Exchange 2012 in New York City on what has influenced Sidera’s decisions over the last several months, and what all this cloud business means moving forward for the industry.
As a provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, Sidera brings its market expertise to Sabey Data Centers to connect its properties in New York, Ashburn, VA, and Seattle, WA.
Heiden said that the two major reasons Sidera has “gone after the data center” include the movement to the cloud and how “the ability to do things for data centers is coming to fruition.” The developments in the fiber-optic network space now enable impressive connectivity.
“We are able to take a Sabey data center in New York and one in Seattle and make them feel like the same data center. The theory is that the latency is so low you can back up your data in Washington State where power is 2 cents and have it feel like power in New York where data is 14 cents,” said Heiden. Making the connectivity of the highest quality at the lowest cost is what this collaboration brings to market.
Ubiquity is also at the forefront of this collaborative partnership. Sidera’s goal is for a user to be able to have the Internet at the same price in one location as the next. “If I go to Clifden or Secausus, a 1 gig is the same as it is in Chicago. From budgeting standpoint, the operators can go to their bosses, and they can tell them they can disperse data traffic across whichever points they want because Sidera prices the entire Internet at one price,” said Heiden.
Sabey will be able to focus on its financial and healthcare customers more keenly now as the diversity and low latency brought to its data centers with Sidera’s collaboration will enable it to continue to deliver prime uptime, scale, and service. John Sabey, president of the company, noted in the news, “Sidera allows us to extend that focus with unique diversity and low-latency connectivity throughout the New York Metro and between New York and Ashburn, VA, which are critical areas for our financial services and healthcare customers.”
Essentially, the diversity of the connections while maintaining low latency is what Sidera focuses on in order to deliver this high-quality connectivity. “The cloud is making things simple – that’s what it’s about,” said Heiden. “Infrastructure and IT pricing. It’s the next level of simplicity. It’s about supplying the best amount of bandwidth necessary.”
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Edited by Stefanie Mosca