Cloud Innovation Center of Excellence/CICE

CRG West is preparing to make some limited capacity available to cloud service providers to test their applications in a control environment within CRG West facilities. 

For cloud services providers desiring to test their applications in areas such as:

  • Least cost processing models (shifting non-latency or delay sensitive applications to different geographic locations to take advantage of lower electrical costs)
  • Geographically distributed disaster recovery models
  • Geographic load balancing
  • Proximity balancing (follow-the-sun) to bring storage and processing closer to markets and end users
  • other similar proof of concept models for cloud providers

CRG West will provide cloud service companies rack space (up to 1 rack) in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Annex building, and Milpitas at the CRG West Valley Exchange.  Connectivity will also be available to a test cabinet at One Wilshire in LA and at Market Post Tower in San Jose.

While CRG West will provide power and up to a GE (Ethernet set in VLAN) of test capacity between locations, specific hardware requirements are the responsibility of candidate cloud service providers. 

This is meant as a low barrier proof of concept, and not intended for any company to use for provisioning live traffic.  We will work with each company to make sure you get the tiome needed, however we wold not expect one company to exceed one month testing. A participant does not have to be a CRG West data center tenant or customer to participate in the CICE.

Commercial testing and benchmark companies are welcome to participate in a company’s proof of concept at the CICE.

Please contact John Savageau ( ) for questions, or if you would like to submit a proposal for participating in the CICE.

About johnsavageau
Another telecom junkie who has been bouncing around the international communications community for most of the past 35 years.

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