When it comes to scalability, partnerships can make or break your success in the data center world. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Jim Levin, Vice President of Business Development, Strategy & Marketing at Instor Solutions Inc., explains how to identify the right strategic partners – and how to hang on to them.
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.
This is the third post in a four-part series from Cyxtera that explores crucial elements to consider before choosing a colocation provider. This post focuses on ensuring your colocation provider is prepared to provide physical and virtual security for your data center.
This is the second post in a four-part series that explores the seven most crucial elements to consider before choosing a colocation provider. This post focuses on data center proximity and how close your colocation provider’s facility should be to your business.
This is the first article in a four-part series from Cyxtera that explores the seven most crucial elements to consider before choosing a colocation provider. This post focuses on whether your colocation provider has the necessary practices and methods to ensure maximum uptime.
Although many data centers may look alike and make similar claims, not all data centers are created equal. You need to know what to look for when selecting a colocation provider and touring data center facilities. Download the new white paper from Cxytera that covers the most important considerations to take into account and ensure you cover all selection criteria as you choose a colocation provider.
While the merits of in-house vs. cloud vs. colo have been vigorously debated — and will likely continue for some time — a new report is aimed at those already sold on the colo concept. Download the white paper from Instor for considerations, tips and potential landmines to watch out for those looking to utilize colocation in 2018.
Vertiv recently conducted an online survey of 226 U.S. enterprise data center managers regarding their use of colocation services – current and planned. Respondent industries included financial services, education, manufacturing, healthcare, government, professional service and telecommunications. Download Vertiv’s colocation data center usage report that highlights key findings and more from the recent survey.
The colocation providers that will succeed in attracting new clients will need to offer more complex services, add more value to SLAs and provide stronger support for IT migrations. Greg Myers, Marketing Manager at Vertiv, explains how future colocation success will be built upon expanded offerings, faster scalability and stronger migration support.
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.