What Are Cross Connects?
A cross connect is a fiber cable that connects a customer’s equipment directly to another customer’s equipment within a data center. Cross connects are cheaper and more reliable than connecting via a conventional telecom network.
Cross Connects at Iron Mountain
As the building blocks of connectivity, cross connects provide critical paths to your workloads and applications. Our rapidly deployable campus-wide cross connects allow you to access an ecosystem of networks, providing lower latency and increased reliability.
In today’s world, network and information security are paramount. Eliminate hops and connect straight to the providers you need to thrive in a multi-cloud environment by ordering a simple cross connect from you to them.
Interconnection drives a low-latency network as circuits are within the same building. The distance from your gear to a provider is just a few feet and there is no intermediary provider. All cross connects are fiber for max speed.
Reduce Network Costs
Unlike many other colocation providers, Iron Mountain does not overcharge for cross-connects. Stop paying twice for the A and Z sides. With Iron Mountain, there is a one-time setup and a small monthly recurring charge.
Provisioning a Cross Connect
Provisioning a cross connect is simple and fast. Just order a cross connect via the online portal and Iron Mountain will run a fiber cable from your gear to any consenting customer or provider in the building, campus or exchange.
IRON MOUNTAIN CROSS CONNECT FEATURES
- Carrier neutral ecosystem
- Access Epsilon, IX Reach, Megaport, PacketFabric and UnitasGlobal SDN providers
- Connect to Internet exchanges like AMS-IX, Any2, DECIX, EQIX, LINX, NL-ix
- Flexible terms and discount bundle options allow you to scale with confidence
- Low friction provisioning via our self-service portal
- Provisioning and uptime SLAs
- Check out all of our Ecosystem Partners here
US, EMEA and APAC Latency maps
Choose Your Engagement: Connect to Providers of Choice
With Iron Mountain Cross Connects, you can select the monthly service model plan that is right for you:
PAY-PER-USE: We offer ala carte services billed in monthly increments, with a one-time fee for provisioning/de-provisioning. Being month to month, pay-per-use is perfect for any of your temporary Cross Connect needs.
ENTITLEMENTS: For those with ongoing Cross Connect needs, we offer Cross Connect entitlement at a discounted monthly rate based on committed volume, with one-time fees for provisioning/de-provisioning. Any provisioned Cross Connect(s) exceeding the monthly entitlement are invoiced at pay-per-use rate in monthly increments.
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CUSTOMER CASE STUDY
CUSTOMER / INDUSTRY
CBS Interactive - Internet Broadcasting
High-Density Colocation, Carrier-Neutral Colocation
Low Energy Consumption, Risk Mitigation, High-Availability
With hundreds of millions of unique visitors from around the world each month, the network was quickly running out of space and required a high-density, scalable data center solution. CBS Interactive not only required a partner that could quickly scale, they also required 100% SLA while maximizing energy and operational efficiencies.
CBS Interactive was able to lower energy consumption by using cost-effective cooling and power. They also reduced risk of natural disasters, availability of economical power, and improved energy utilization. The high-availability systems supported greater density.
IN THEIR WORDS
“From a network perspective, Iron Mountain is a carrierneutral facility. This allows us the flexibility to improve our overall spend and service by expanding our carrier choices. This flexibility has made a pretty dramatic impact to our total infrastructure costs.”
~Senior Director, IT Operations