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.
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.
The days of owning all the IT products and services within a company, are obsolete. With newer technologies edging out old ones, IT equipment has a rapidly diminishing shelf life. Hence, there’s a growing appetite for leasing IT equipment for your IT needs.
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.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Josh Moody, FORTRUST’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, discusses what startups need in a Colocation provider.
Josh Moody, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FORTRUST, shares a checklist 5 questions to ask as search for the best colocation provider to suit your specific needs.