The Benefits of a Florida Data Center
Real estate agents always preach “Location! Location! Location” and the same can be said about your data center. The closer you are to your target audience, the faster your website will load for them.
With data center location, it’s not always about distance, but also hops. Hops is determined by the number of routers and exchanges taking place between the website visitor and the hosting provider. Often, the further the distance, the more hops and added latency for faraway users.
If your data center is in the United States, and you are targeting overseas customers, you can naturally expect added latency and slower download speeds. This is where the advantage of having a Florida data center comes in.
Florida Data Center as Gateway to the Western Hemisphere
Each day, we are becoming a more interconnected world market and Florida offers a unique benefit in this economy. Some Florida data centers feature multiple connection hubs that allow for high-speed data transmission overseas. Think of Florida as a high speed fiber bridge that connects Mexico, Brazil, and other Central and South American nations.
Take the Network Access Point (NAP) in Miami for example, which serves as a major switching station for Internet traffic coming to and from Latin America and The Caribbean. HostDime’s Florida data center boasts a dark fiber connection from Orlando to the NAP in Miami. The beauty of this is you can have servers in Central Florida and still be virtually in one of the world’s most sought after Demarc meet-me-rooms. Enjoy connection to any of the 250+ carriers in the Miami facility over a normal cross connect via layer 2 transport in 1G or 10G capacities.
As the Internet continues to evolve and penetrate globally, the need for networks to interconnect will become more adopted. HostDime’s Florida data center meets these needs.
Florida is One of the World’s Largest Connection Hubs
With almost 10 submarine cable landing points connecting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, Florida is more connected to the world than any state on the East Coast.
HostDime’s Orlando data center is conveniently located between a number of major metropolitan areas such as Jacksonville and Tampa. HostDime’s Orlando network has been designed to be a major peering and connection hub for networks all over the Southeastern United States and for South American companies.
HostDime operates one of Florida’s most robust and redundant networks with close to 100 gigabits of redundant fiber capacity comprised of multiple Tier 1 upstream providers. Our facility’s carrier neutrality allows us to deliver fiber connectivity to our clients from the following providers:
Tier 1 Bandwidth Providers:
- CenturyLink / Level 3
- FPL FiberNet
- Spectrum (formerly Brighthouse Networks)
- Summit Broadband
- Cogent Communications
- T Mobile
Providers in HostDime’s Premium Blend:
- 2 x 10GE – CenturyLink
- 10GE – Telefonica
- 10GE – Global Crossing
- 10GE – NTT Communications
- 10GE – Public Peering (NOTA)
- 20GE – Diverse Dark Fiber to Miami NAP of Americas
- Private Network Availability
If Your Business isn’t in Florida, Why Not?
Global businesses are moving to Florida in droves due to our unique business advantages. Florida’s no state income tax and reasonable costs keeps more profit inside your company, and our government also offers a variety of financial incentives and tax write offs.
Florida’s multiple international airports, deep-water shipping ports, and multiple international connection hubs are perfect for an enterprise seeking out worldwide business and makes importing and exporting goods a breeze.
All these words about our great state and I’ve yet to mention the great weather, entertainment, diverse culture, and beaches that expand from coast to coast.
Orlando was named #1 in the US for job growth in 2015 and 2016 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Join the likes of Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Electronic Arts, Darden, and many more and consider putting your headquarters in a growing state with a data center to match.
Jared Smith is HostDime’s Content Strategist.