Are there any other suggestions, other than ATM?
Cross-connects ala PAIX & Equinix models.
Fewer opportunities for provisioning delays and/or back hoe trauma.
A cross-connect inventory is much easier to manage, troubleshoot during an
outage, and grow into larger amounts of capacity than a mix of circuits
ordered from ever changing / merging carriers. Just think about how many
people-hours are wasted in the direct circuit process if a merger gets in
the way and one side of the peer suddenly has to order capacity over a
carrier not in your facility because their MSA is in the way... hmm.
Better yet, how many folks get pulled into conference calls trying to
troubleshoot circuits when they have gone down... This expense is rarely
calculated in cost model projections....