What Are Cross Connects?
A cross connect is a fiber cable that connects a customer’s equipment directly to another customer’s equipment within a data center. Cross connects are cheaper and more reliable than connecting via a conventional telecom network.
Cross Connects at Iron Mountain
As the building blocks of connectivity, cross connects provide critical paths to your workloads and applications. Our rapidly deployable campus-wide cross connects allow you to access an ecosystem of networks, providing lower latency and increased reliability.
In today’s world, network and information security are paramount. Eliminate hops and connect straight to the providers you need to thrive in a multi-cloud environment by ordering a simple cross connect from you to them.
Interconnection drives a low-latency network as circuits are within the same building. The distance from your gear to a provider is just a few feet and there is no intermediary provider. All cross connects are fiber for max speed.
Reduce Network Costs
Unlike many other colocation providers, Iron Mountain does not overcharge for cross-connects. Stop paying twice for the A and Z sides. With Iron Mountain, there is a one-time setup and a small monthly recurring charge.
Provisioning a Cross Connect
Provisioning a cross connect is simple and fast. Just order a cross connect via the online portal and Iron Mountain will run a fiber cable from your gear to any consenting customer or provider in the building, campus or exchange.
IRON MOUNTAIN CROSS CONNECT FEATURES
- Carrier neutral ecosystem
- Access Epsilon, IX Reach, Megaport and PacketFabric SDN providers
- Connect to Internet exchanges like AMS-IX, Any2, DECIX, EQIX, LINX, NL-ix
- Flexible terms and discount bundle options allow you to scale with confidence
- Low friction provisioning via our self-service portal
- Provisioning and uptime SLAs
US, EMEA and APAC Latency maps
Choose Your Engagement: Connect to Providers of Choice
With Iron Mountain Cross Connects, you can select the monthly service model plan that is right for you:
PAY-PER-USE: We offer ala carte services billed in monthly increments, with a one-time fee for provisioning/de-provisioning. Being month to month, pay-per-use is perfect for any of your temporary Cross Connect needs.
ENTITLEMENTS: For those with ongoing Cross Connect needs, we offer Cross Connect entitlement at a discounted monthly rate based on committed volume, with one-time fees for provisioning/de-provisioning. Any provisioned Cross Connect(s) exceeding the monthly entitlement are invoiced at pay-per-use rate in monthly increments.