|Business Case for Using the Southern Oregon Access Exchange (SOAX)
Corporate networks have grown far beyond the corporation to encompass business partners, customers, service providers, and teleworkers. The Internet and globalization are driving this trend, which is revolutionizing business and creating never-imagined opportunity that drives straight to the bottom line.
Rare is the network today that does not have a significant portion of the staff working from home at least part time. Corporations today increasingly seek offsite disaster recovery and backup options in addition to traditional hosting and data services to capitalize on cheap storage, and respond to federal rules like HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley.
High-speed metro Ethernet makes it feasible for even small companies to speed up their Internet access several times for about what they pay today. Metro Ethernet alone however may not give a company the ability to connect to partners and multiple service providers, especially if competing networks serve them.
SOAX, the Meeting Place for Ethernet in Southern Oregon may be your solution. We interconnect Ethernets. Internet exchanges and private peering make the Internet possible by interconnecting the largest (commonly called 'Tier 1') ISPs. Corporations, regional and local ISPs, and other large networks however increasingly need more control over their network connections than the best effort Internet. If like most companies, many of your most important relationships are regional it may make sense to interconnect here.
SOAX operates a highly redundant and reliable Ethernet interconnect facility located in downtown Medford, Oregon. This makes it possible for you to build a robust interconnection strategy using SOAX Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) and peering Services.
SOAX also gives you access to the capabilities and services of three great data centers with as few as one high-speed Ethernet circuit, enabling you to get more for your wide area network budget. You can host in one data center, back up your servers in another and connect in a third, or mix and match services to maximize your capabilities and reduce both technical and business risk.
SOAX IS NEUTRAL. Our goal is to help our customers including participating commercial networks prosper. Telecom service providers, ISPs and data center operators can all profit from SOAX because a high-speed connection to service providers will quickly and inexpensively make local service more attractive.