Faced with the need to optimize every aspect of their department, IT organizations are recognizing the benefits of selecting a colocation provider for their mission-critical equipment in a data center. 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 missioncritical 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.