Smart connectivity planning for a data center must therefore include a location for the best performance and reliability. For this reason, SpaceDC data centers in Jakarta are on the west side of the city, instead of the more congested east side. This innovative decision favors safer, high-speed land links. It offers good dark fiber connectivity. It also means that the SpaceDC data centers are close to strategic subsea cables as well as the international airport.
Network? Have it your way!
Choice for customers is also important. A data center that is not tied to any one network operator (carrier-neutral) can offer customers such choice. This means access to a range of telecoms, cloud service, and internet service providers. Organizations can then define and customize their network solutions. They can balance cost and performance. At the same time, they have the flexibility to adapt to new needs.
Links inside the data center
Inside data centers, connectivity is equally important. This includes links between servers and other IT equipment, and to network service provider access points. Many connections inside data centers may be changed or added daily. Links and power distribution for those links must work and be error-free. This can be handled by expert teams in the data center using management and automation tools.
Building in the network uptime
Resilience of connectivity should also be designed into data centers from the beginning. On its data center campus to the west of Jakarta, SpaceDC has built in better connectivity uptime in several ways. For example, servers can connect to multiple ISPs via separate “Meet Me Rooms”. This avoids single points of failure. There are multiple network entry points to the data centers on the SpaceDC campus for the same reason.