By David Gross
XO announced last week that it is providing connectivity to Baltimore Technology Park, a carrier-neutral co-lo facility located in that city's downtown. BTP, and its sister site, the Philadelphia Technology Park, offer regional versions of what providers like Equinix and CoreSite offer in the big data center markets, allowing local businesses to cross-connect and colocate without having to reach Northern New Jersey or Northern Virginia. By bringing in XO and the same selection of carriers available at an Equinix site, albeit without the massive peering exchange, these data centers offer regional Fortune 500 businesses, hospitals, universities, and other local businesses a comparable service to what financial traders and major websites get at Equinix sites in the larger markets.
In September, Lisa and I visited the Philadelphia Technology Park, which is located within the Philadelphia Navy Yard. More information on that site, as well as the one in Baltimore, is available at http://www.philadelphiatechnologypark.com/ and http://www.baltimoretechnologypark.com.