Colocation Services: How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider

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Nicole Aguillard is marketing director for CyrusOne, a global enterprise colocation provider operating 23 highly secure data centers across the United States, London and Singapore. Learn more about a Data Center Move by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.

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Colocation Services:

How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider Colocation Services

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Colocation Services How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider When evaluating colocation services, business owners need to be especially careful to weigh the pros and cons of each candidate. Many companies, especially mid-sized businesses, don’t have the funding or expertise to build their own data centers. Outsourcing colocation services can provide a greater strategic advantage. It preserves capital and eliminates the need to find and retain expensive technical talent. Data center providers can almost always run a more efficient and economical facility. They can spread operations costs among a large number of customers. And, they can more easily invest in new technologies.

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Colocation Services How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider The First Step in Outsourcing Colocation Services Before you move to a provider’s facility, make sure you fully understand your IT requirements. You want to make sure you match these requirements to a provider’s infrastructure and capabilities. One thing you need to calculate is how much space you need in the data center.

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Colocation Services How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider Other basic questions to answer about the facility include: How much power will you need per square foot? What minimum tier classification would serve your operation? What type of configuration does the provider use for redundant power and cooling? What are the features for cages, private suits and cabinets? What services will you need?

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Colocation Services How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider Selection Considerations The following factors can help you select the right colocation services provider for your business: Risk. Qualifications. Location. Availability. Cooling and Power. SLAs. With the growing demand for colocation services, a greater number of data center providers have entered the market.

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Colocation Services How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider All CyrusOne data centers are built to deliver the highest Tier SLA and design standards. We comply with TIA 942 Tier 4. From an engineering standpoint, CyrusOne is architected to the highest standards of availability and uptime. These standards coupled with our average density of 250 watts per square foot are why over 90% of our customers are running their primary, mission critical IT infrastructure from our facilities. We support some of the largest corporations in the world who depend on our engineering and our people to insure 100% Uptime SLA power.

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Colocation Services How to Choose the Best Data Center Provider CyrusOne has a very unique business model, unlike any other provider. Our focus on providing purely space gives our customers the flexibility to select their strategy for delivering ancillary services such as, managed services, hardware selection, network infrastructure, etc. Remaining agnostic to these services provides all parties involved with the flexibility to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

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About the Author Nicole Aguillard is marketing director for CyrusOne , a global enterprise colocation provider operating 23 highly secure data centers across the United States, London and Singapore. Learn more about a Data Center Move by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/ .

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