New York has always been a very interesting market for Carpathia with many prospects having rigorous compliance requirements, one of our specialties. As such, I’ve been traveling to the Big Apple quite often over the past couple of months.
This year we have doubled down in the NY/NJ area by adding additional sales resources and extending our data center footprint and network reach. Delivering close to 1TB/sec of managed bandwidth really puts Carpathia in the top echelon and makes for some very interesting discussions with prospects and customers. The New York market is also void of any significant enterprise/complex hosting companies, making customer’s choices very limited.
I'd categorize the customers/prospects I've been spending most time with as:
· Customers with compliance requirements. Publicly traded companies, financial services, healthcare or combinations of all the above.
· Customers in the content delivery business. There are a great number of companies who are delivering significant sites and large volumes of content within the NY market. This includes both produced content and user-generated content.
· Customers with low-latency network requirements. Often we think of these customers as those who need to access financial trading networks but this is also true for ad networks where proximity to the network is key.
What I’ve found most interesting when speaking to these customers is that very few hosting companies are willing to get in a room and brainstorm/whiteboard ideas, challenge architecture and hunt out the economics today’s IT systems require. Thinking on our feet and designing a solution beyond simple hosting has been the hallmark of Carpathia for many years and it continues to be the way we differentiate ourselves in the hosting space.
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