Data Center POST reached out to Trey Berndt, the Executive Vice President at Carrier-1 Data Centers to learn more about their new tenant, DE-CIX Dallas, and what this platform and connectivity solutions mean for their data center customers. By way of background, Carrier-1 Data Centers is one of the largest independently owned data centers in North Dallas.  DE-CIX Dallas’ extension into Carrier-1 serves as a new enabled data center location for the company’s growing IX platform in the Dallas market. As of date, DE-CIX Dallas has over 85 networks on its platform and continues to grow, now ranking among the top 20 IX’s in North America. Both companies announced this new location in August 2020 and readers can view the press release in its entirety here

Trey was forthcoming in his enthusiasm for what DE-CIX Dallas’ presence at 1515 Roundtable Road, Dallas means for the Carrier-1 Data Center community. Read our interview below.

DCP Q1: Tell us about Carrier-1 Data Centers and what differentiates your company in the market?

Trey Berndt Answers: The Carrier-1 management team has over 75 years combined of experience in the data center industry and is the only colocation facility in the North Texas market that not only own’s and operates it’s own facility, and also manages all construction on the property. This eliminates many levels of construction and operational expenses and allows us to work more as partners with our customers.   

DCP Q2: Why is local accessibility to DE-CIX Dallas’s local IXP important for Carrier-1’s customers?

TB A2: Our colocation customers come from a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Having a partner like DE-CIX in the building allows our clients to be able to connect to all types of carriers for a variety fo reasons. You can no longer rely on having a handful of carriers in you facility and expect to meet all of the needs of your clients. Partners like DE-CIX simplifies the process of delivering as many options as possible for our clients connectivity needs.

DCP Q3:  What differentiators does DE-CIX Dallas bring to the Carrier-1 Data Centers service offering?

TB A3: Options! In today’s world of networking when getting our clients connected to their end users can happen in so many different ways having a partner like DE-CIX is critical to provide as many options as possible. One client may be supporting 5G deployment and the next may have financial customer’s in Europe and the next one has to connect Edge computing devices in oil fields in West Texas. DE-CIX provides the platform to easily support the networking needs of all of these scenarios and many more.

DCP Q4: How can Carrier-1 customers access DE-CIX Dallas?

TB A4: The Carrier-1 facility has two Meet Me Rooms with diverse physical paths throughout the building and can provide fiber or copper cross connects through either or both rooms to the DE-CIX platform.

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