The world of IT is in constant motion as the advancement of technology creates new challenges and opportunities. When your livelihood hinges around having a solid customer base of renters using your IT equipment, keeping your data center on the cutting edge is top priority. It’s also important to provide connectivity options—at minimum cost and complexity.
DataMSP, a 100,00-square-foot colocation data center in downtown Minneapolis, is doing just that with the recent availability of Megaport. This Network as a Service (NaaS) provides the tier-III compliant data center facility and its customers with increased options for private, multi-cloud connectivity. The addition of Megaport enables DataMSP to establish security connections to public cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle, IBM, Salesforce, and others.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul region has been one of the fastest growth areas the U.S. for data centers. One of the reasons: Tenants of the facility are able to take advantage of great incentive programs that offer sales tax exemptions. The adoption of Megaport provides another value proposition for DataMSP to offer Minneapolis businesses looking for a solid, secure colocation IT infrastructure.
“Megaport aligns connectivity to cloud service models. In doing so, we help enterprises break down barriers to adopting cloud services,” says Nicole Cooper, executive vice president, Americas for Megaport. “DataMSP’s pay-as-you-go model aligns very well with our ability to offer elastic connectivity so that customers can align their IT infrastructure and service acquisition to their business requirements.”
DataMSP also offers on-net connections to a number of telecom providers and access to all providers in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
DataMSP is a venture of DCI Technology Holdings LLC, which is marked by worldwide experience in design, development, construction, operation, and management of more than 5.5 million square feet of data center and technology real estate across North America and AsiaPac regions.