Global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, TeleGeography, introduced the WAN Geography Benchmark tool. It allows users to identify the most connected data center facilities across the globe and choose local and global hubs based on more than a million data points. The tool provides a detailed analysis of which data centers are the best fit for an enterprise’s preferences and locations.
Optimizing network architecture for the cloud
WAN Geography Benchmark also provides customized recommendations allowing organizations to optimize their network architecture for the cloud, with a methodology that ranks data centers based on priorities set by the enterprise user.
TeleGeography also shared a sample datasheet that evaluates data center connectivity and cost using 10 global cities based on their prevalence. According to the results, Equinix FR5 (Frankfurt), Telehouse London Docklands West (London), CoreSite LA1 (Los Angeles), MEGA-I (Hong Kong), and Equinix HK 1 (Hong Kong) had the highest number of carriers present at their facilities. Equinix FR5 leads the segment with 166 carrier networks available and 37 cloud access providers. Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TeleGeography, said,
“Each data center facility has its own unique characteristics and offers different advantages. Network designers and managers have over 4,000 data centers and hundreds of carriers to consider when growing their international presence. The WAN Geography Benchmark delivers bespoke scoring for each facility based on an enterprise’s individual requirements. It removes the complexity from decision making and enables enterprises to develop business cases with reliable and trusted data. We give enterprises the tools to understand the opportunity in each facility and build the networks they need.”