Data Centers

GeoTel’s Data Center location data is a derivative of the fiber lit building data set and includes approximately 9,000 data center locations across the U.S. Data center attributes include the name of the service provider(s) located in the data center, building address, and equipment type.

A data center is a facility used to house telecommunications storage systems and associated components. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, data communications connections, environmental controls (i.e. air conditioning, fire suppression), and security devices.

Large data centers are industrial-scale operations using as much electricity as a small town. Equipment, space, and bandwidth are available to retail customers. Customers generally cross-connect their equipment to a variety of telecommunications carriers and network service providers inside the center.

Benefits of Data Centers

Telecommunications service providers can view potential obstacles and opportunities of data centers in a particular area when network planning

Internet service providers can locate data centers for appropriate cloud-storage and data storage solutions

Leverage competitive analysis to determine network presence of service providers within a data center

Urban planning and economic developers use data center locations to determine the network capacity and availability of service within an area

Real estate companies gain insight into the availability of service providers available in a targeted location for appropriate property appraisals and property value research

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