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    7 Key Considerations for Selecting a Colocation Provider


    Faced with the need to optimise every aspect of their department, IT organisations are recognizing the benefits of selecting a colocation provider for their mission-critical equipment in a data centre. The time, cost savings, and quality of service a company can realize as a result of using a Managed Services provider for colocation are very appealing. With significant benefits of scale, IT Operations need to look for reliable facilities that offer uptime, power environmentals, physical security, carrier diversity, and high-quality networks.

    There are many benefits to colocation. But among the greatest are:

    • more effective use of capital;
    • higher availability for your mission-critical applications through power redundancy; 
    • cooling; and finally,
    • scalability and growth.

    Here we describe some additional considerations that can help guide your selection, and ensure you derive the maximum benefit from your colocation provider.

    Chief Technology Officer
    Data is our business, so it’s extremely critical that we maintain a solid, secure infrastructure for our analysts to perform their work. We’ve partnered with Sungard AS to build redundancy and resiliency into everything we do, and we’ve never had an issue with downtime that’s caused by environment, location or networks.

    Chief Technology Officer, Verus Analytics

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