This is the final post in a four-part series from Cyxtera that explores crucial elements to consider before choosing a colocation provider. This post focuses on what support services full-service colocation providers should provide for their clients.
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The best colocation providers will have strong strategies for preventing outages and mitigating potential risks that can also impact availability. Robert McClary, Chief Operating Officer at FORTRUST, shares some of the ways partnering with reliable colocation providers reduces risk for unplanned outages and more.
As a colocation service provider, data center compliance is far from a “necessary evil”. A fully integrated compliance program becomes the foundation of service delivery and evolves to ensure long-term customer satisfaction and industry sustainability.
40% of enterprise IT managers are paying more for colocation contracts than they had initially planned or expected. One important way to keep costs in check is to pay close attention to the deal terms when negotiating with a colocation provider. Learn about these 5 questions that can help you keep colocation costs in check.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a colocation provider or manager of an enterprise data center, your challenges are still the same; do what you do, but do it faster, cheaper and better. Dan Draper, Director of Data Center Programs for Vertiv, shares the story of how colocation and hosting providers have pushed traditional enterprise data center operations into the future.
Connectivity is mission-critical to hybrid IT. Hybrid IT is more distributed, diverse and dependent on connectivity than ever. This report from Cyxtera and 451 Research provides a state of the interconnect industry to help enterprises and investors understand how interconnection is evolving, particularly when it comes to providing direct, private connectivity to clouds and SaaS providers.
AI was once regarded as a futuristic notion, but is now becoming a universally accepted strategy for running businesses. Chelsea Robinson, Product Marketing Manager, Digital Realty, highlights what makes a colocation provider AI-ready, and how today’s enterprises can spot progressive colo companies.
GIGA Data Centers seeks to bring hyperscale-style efficiency and economics to colocation customers. CEO Jake Ring says the company can deploy data center space at $5 million per megawatt.
Denver’s downtown data centers are located primarily in retrofit buildings with dense fiber infrastructure, while most of the purpose-built data centers are located in the surrounding suburbs. A new Data Center Frontier special report reviews the Denver Data Center Market, wholesale supply in which is limited to four colo providers.
A common question these days from potential colocation customers is, “What is your strategy for providing solutions for edge computing?” Drew Leonard, VP of Strategy, and Mike Michalik, CTO for Evoque Data Centers Solutions, explore the steps that traditional data center providers must take to develop a strategy for providing edge solutions to customers.