Not many of us want to have access to our data and information taken away for any reason.  If we do have our access taken away, we definitely do not want it taken away for a long period of time.  This is one huge reason that Diverse Connectivity within a data center is so important.

To make sure that we have unlimited and uninterrupted access to our data, we need to have Diverse Connectivity and Redundancy.  We also want to make sure that we are avoiding any latency or delay in our data transfer.

In order to know if a Data Center has Diverse Connectivity, we need to know who their carriers are and where they are physically entering into the building.  A common pitfall is carriers being in the same conduit, which would not create any redundancy.

Below is a visual of what this looks like.

Example of Diverse Connectivity in a Data Center

As you can see from the image above, there are carriers coming into the building from three different directions.  If there is a fiber cut by a backhoe or for any reason, there are still multiple carriers that can pick up our data transfers so that we do not experience any downtime or latency.

Lets keep our data moving and available by checking that there is Diverse Connectivity and Redundancy within the data center.