Ensuring that your colocation provider has redundant connections with multiple carriers should be a high priority. A term that you will come across in your data center search is “carrier-neutral”, meaning the data center allows interconnection between multiple telecommunication carriers rather than residing on the network of a single provider. ACI is carrier neutral and can offer tenants direct connections to all major carriers while maintaining data and equipment on a separate network.
You may also want to consider the amount of fiber available for dedicated customer use. This will provide you an opportunity to scale and peer without having to factor in the build out cost of adding fiber connections down the road. At ACI we are able to offer more fiber to 151 Front St. than any other single tenant at 35 John St. This provides you with access to the notorious carrier-hotel where space is no longer available, and the redundant connectivity all Data Centers and tenants should insist upon.