The use of colocation services has continued to increase, rapidly becoming the solution of choice for organizations requiring an efficient, secure and cost-effective way to manage their IT infrastructure. But data center evaluation, and picking the right partner, can often be difficult.
Colocation providers deliver a stable foundation upon which you can support your core business and execute on your IT strategy – but not all data center service providers are created equal. As you compare data centers, it is critical that you compare the providers across key criteria so that you better understand everything that is included in their offering — and what is not included.
While visiting various data center service providers, leverage this checklist as a worksheet to note the differences between each data center across key competencies:
- Building Facility
- Critical Infrastructure
- Network and Connectivity
- Compliance and Security
- Ecological Responsibility
- Service and Operations
Download the new white paper from Cyxtera that provides a data center evaluation checklist to ensure you cover all selection criteria as you tour various facilities.