Why are content, colocation, hosting, and large enterprises building their own networks?

October 30, 2013
10:00am — 11:00am PDT
Featured Panelists
Randy Neals Sr. Manager, Network Strategy & Sourcing, Rackspace
Eve Griliches Director Solutions Marketing, BTI Systems
Moderated by

What are the decision criteria and bandwidth triggers for building versus buying a private backbone and/or a metro/regional network? Web companies, hosting providers, and colocation facilities experiencing rapid bandwidth growth between their data centers are fed up with expensive leased lines, so many are purchasing their own dark fiber to manage scale and for more control. Lighting wavelength for more capacity in your own time frame versus waiting for network operators to service the areas you need is a compelling option for many new cloud providers and Web 2.0 companies.

Hear from BTI and GigaOM analysts on what the trigger points are for building versus buying network capacity and what kind of savings a company should expect. What benefits are incurred, what are the drawbacks? How does this migration effect operating expenses?

To find out the answers to these questions and more, join GigaOM Research and BTI Systems for “Why are content, colocation, hosting and large enterprises building their own networks?” a free analyst webinar on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

What Will Be Discussed:

  • What are the trigger points for building your own network?
  • How do content providers manage scale and connectivity, lead times, quality and reliability, network management, technology evolution, latency and cost?
  • What are considerations for dark fiber purchase
  • When building your own network, how do you deal with reliability, maintenance and repair?
  • Examples of companies that have built their own network
  • Expected trends in this sector over the next 3-5 years

Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs, IT leadership
  • Network architects
  • Network managers
  • Hosting and colocation providers
  • Cloud service providers
  • Network providers
Relevant analyst in cloud computing
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