American Tower has launched a data center channel partner program in what the company said is an effort to expand its market reach for collocation and carrier-neutral data centers.
The program offers channel partners exclusive access to the American Tower Metro and Edge data centers for a distributed network architecture, which the company said supports improved network elasticity and provides infrastructure ready for 5G and advanced applications.
American Tower began offering data center services in 2019, beginning with one Metro Data Center in Atlanta. Six additional edge data centers were added in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Denver; Jacksonville, Florida; and Pittsburgh. Using real estate at the bases of the towers, additional sites can be developed quickly and at a large scale, based on market needs, according to American Tower.
With the introduction of the American Tower channel partner program, the company said it is building new strategic relationships to support channel organizations. According to American Tower, the program offers channel partners the benefits of new business opportunities, increased revenue, and dedicated resources and support.