From the pride of its residents, to the largest land mass in the lower 48, it’s true that everything is bigger in Texas. The same could be said for the business landscape in the Lone Star State. Texas is home to 52 Fortune 500 companies. More than 700 top CEOs around the nation are ranking Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive Magazine’s annual Best and Worst States survey. As it turns out, network connectivity demands are also quite sizeable in the state—and growing all the time.
Texas is home to the fastest growing cities in the US. Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth have all seen tremendous growth recently and, in today’s connected world, more people translates to a greater need for network connectivity.
Businesses choose Texas for its proximity to customers and suppliers, a reliable transportation system, access to a vast applications development community, a competitive regulatory environment, favorable tax policies, workforce quality, educational resources, quality of living and infrastructure.
Texas is one of a handful of geographical data center hubs. These facilities, used to house computer systems for storage and communication, are typically located in high-security, specially built structures and include redundant safeguards to ensure constant power, cooling, data storage and security. A major appeal of Texas is that it has its own power grid. Large web-dependent businesses tend to locate one data center in each grid, so that even a catastrophic outage would not affect their.
Texas has become a hub for technology and communication, with the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a major industry hot spot.
Dallas has a desirable central proximity between the East and West coasts of the U.S. as well as to Latin America and is constantly connected through high-capacity network access via fiber optic telecommunication carriers.
Dallas’ economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, transportation and logistics. Dallas proper has been a long time target for colocation providers while the areas immediately surround the metro, such as Richardson and Plano, have been a favored location for developers and enterprise users.
Texas is close to the geographic size of Europe and has network connectivity needs to match. Over the last 12 months, Global Capacity customers have generated over 250,000 quotes in the Dallas area to nearly 24,000 unique business locations. One Marketplace, the marketplace of networks delivers the information, design and pricing tools that meet Texas’s bandwidth challenges. So as it turns out, network solutions are bigger in Texas as well.
Learn more about interconnecting to Global Capcaity’s One Marketplace at 1950 N Stemmons Fwy in Dallas TX.
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