Colocation services may seem like nothing more than a commodity; a data center is a data center. However, what may appear as just minor differences between providers can have a major impact on the overall performance of your business.
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.
The best colocation providers deliver a secure and flexible foundation upon which you can deploy and manage the infrastructure that is at the core of your business. As you begin the selection process, make sure that you think about your long-term needs so that you can assure your provider has the capacity and fexibility to allow you to grow.
One of the most overlooked selection criteria is overall data center security. Traditionally the focus has been only on the physical security of the building. In fact, there’s a much greater risk that bad actors will compromise your IT infrastructure in a colocation facility via the network, not the facility’s front or back doors. To defend against this heightened cyber threat, assure your provider has a full suite of cybersecurity solutions available for you to implement.
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