Data center provider offers connectivity-on-demand service

Virtus allows customers to increase or decrease bandwidth commitments on short notice, or to use a consumption-only model.

Virtus Data Centres recently announced the launch of its Connectivity-On-Demand services from its London1 facility. The company said, “The groundbreaking Connectivity-On-Demand services allow customers to increase or decrease their committed interconnect bandwidth on short notice or to use IP-transit based on a totally flexible ‘consumption-only’ model.”

The company added, “Virtus recognizes that demand for infrastructure-based services is more dynamic and flexible than ever before. Connectivity-On-Demand enhances the portfolio of ‘carrier-neutral’ connectivity services already present in Virtus’s data centers and offers IT and cloud service providers, enterprise IT and media customers flexible connectivity options designed to meet their business requirements and align their revenues with their overheads.”

Virtus also said this service offers benefits and costs savings compared to a standard connectivity model, which includes fixed contract terms—typically with minimum contracts of one to three years and early-cancellation penalties.

“Connectivity-On-Demand works differently,” the provider explained, “offering groundbreaking levels of flexibility and cost savings to both interconnect and IP transit users while maintaining industry-leading SLAs [service level agreements] and high-quality connectivity. Interconnect users can adjust their bandwidth commitment up and down on a monthly basis, giving them an opportunity to exactly match their varying bandwidth requirements and achieve significant cost savings. IP transit users will pay only for actual consumed bandwidth billed in arrears, rather than committed in advance. There are no burst charges and the higher the actual consumed bandwidth, the lower the unit charge.”

Neil Cresswell, Virtus’s chief executive officer, commented, “I am delighted to be able to announce the launch of Connectivity-On-Demand services at London1—another addition to the Virtus Intelligent Data Center portfolio. Virtus understands that our customers’ IT business requirements are continually evolving and these new services are part of our commitment to providing the most flexible and efficient data center solutions in the best eco-efficient ‘carrier-neutral’ facilities in London.

“We aim to continue to innovate in line with and beyond the way businesses of all types deploy and acquire data center and connectivity services, to ensure we exceed our customers’ expectations in quality, flexibility, service and value.”

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