Why Denver? Key Considerations for Landing Your Infrastructure in the Denver Market
Long considered a flyover state, Colorado’s economy has grown significantly over the last decade and continues to grow due to its thriving job market, strategic location and desirable outdoor lifestyle. In fact, Denver, CO is one of the fastest-growing metros in the U.S., with a population increase of more than 17% since 2010. The Mile High City’s IT workforce has grown by approximately 13% in the last five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Denver also plays an important role in edge computing, with providers putting data centers in areas with high populations in order to reduce latency.
Here’s why Denver is a great option when it comes to the location of your IT infrastructure:
Connectivity – Many of the major telco carriers’ networks route through Denver. It is also a major U.S. fiber hub, acting as a central relay point that connects West Coast backbones and end users to major Midwest and East Coast markets.
Low risk of natural disasters – Denver doesn’t experience major earthquakes, hurricanes or intense storms like many other parts of the country. In fact, it is one of the lowest-risk U.S. metros for natural disasters. This makes it a great option for a disaster recovery site.
Centrally located – Denver is located in the middle of the U.S., between major metropolitan areas like Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle. It’s also easy to get to via Denver International Airport, which is a major hub for many airlines.
Established market - It is a strong destination market for many large companies – meaning those companies aren’t necessarily headquartered in Denver, but have chosen Denver for their colocation requirements because of the benefits mentioned here.
There are many data centers in the Denver metro area, so how do you choose the right one? Look for a provider with an all-encompassing service offering that can support your network connectivity, data protection, disaster recovery and private and public cloud requirements all under one roof.
Partner with a provider that has a team of personnel in the data center that can provide remote hands capabilities, allowing you to leverage on-site and ITIL-certified technicians to respond to your IT needs, without the high cost of sending your staff to the data center. Find a partner with an in-house professional services team of experts that can deliver detailed and actionable guidance for your biggest IT transformation challenges, including security, compliance, cloud readiness assessments and cloud migrations. Work with a customer-focused provider with a national platform that can scale as your business scales.
Flexential’s Denver Data Centers
Flexential is the largest data center provider in the Denver market with 26 MW of commissioned power across four data centers, and the ability to add another 9 MW in the future. In addition, Flexential launched a cloud node in its industry-leading Denver – Englewood location in 2017, bringing lower latency, premium connectivity and advanced hardware to clients serving the Rocky Mountain region. Flexential has had a presence in the Denver area for more than 20 years and will continue to grow alongside its customers there.
Flexential’s network of data centers in Colorado offer secure and reliable colocation, network, compliance, security, disaster recovery and cloud services for complete hybrid IT support. The Colorado data centers are part of a national platform that interconnects all of Flexential’s data centers, from Philadelphia to Phoenix, Portland to Fort Lauderdale, and everywhere in between.