Expansion and rebuilds are pricey, and when your budget can't handle the expenses, colocate. Although colocating your data center involves a lot of planning and research, this essential guide points you in the right direction. You'll find out what to expect, what to inspect and what to avoid.
1Ask a colo-
Experts weigh in on colocation questions
Choosing the right colocation provider can be a daunting task, but with tips from colo experts, the decision will be pain-free. Experts answered our questions about everything colocation -- from providers to pricing -- and make you ask yourself, "Is this right for me?"
Before selecting a colocation provider, enterprise IT shops need to consider their options and ask themselves: What am I looking for in a facility? Do I need a colo or can I build a new data center? When a new build is out of the question, do you know what to expect when choosing a colocation provider? We have the answers to frequently asked colo questions. Continue Reading
Many companies want greener IT operations, whether to save money or help the environment. But where do colo data centers fit in? Continue Reading
2How do I choose?-
Selecting a colocation facility
Colocation services are intended to aid expanding data centers, but sometimes choosing the right provider can be stressful. Learning how to make the right decision and what to expect is imperative for a satisfying, long-lasting colocation relationship.
Building or upgrading your data center can be expensive and the cost of construction might not be in the budget. When your best option is to use a colo service, you need to know what to look for. We provide the best practices for choosing a colocation provider. Continue Reading
So you're building out in a colocation facility: You need cheap electricity, a cooperative climate and political stability in foreign countries among other concerning factors. Clive Longbottom offers important questions to consider when choosing a new data center location. Continue Reading
Negotiating the price of a colocation provider is easier when you identify your business's operational necessities. But what about unforeseen and overlooked costs? There are seven common potential costs that you might be stunned to see. Continue Reading
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3What can go wrong?-
Ensuring your colo choice isn't wrong
So you've decided to use a colocation facility. How do you ensure that you won't have a negative experience? Not knowing how to choose the best colo provider can be detrimental to your data center operations. Guarantee that what can go wrong, won't go wrong.
You are entrusting your invaluable, confidential information to third-party facilities. Are you sure it's safe? Educate yourself on the inherent risks your information is subject to in a colocation facility because what you don't know can hurt your data center. Continue Reading
4You oughta know-
Don't be confused by the language. Learn more about the colocation concepts with these definitions.