Posted On: September 05, 2017
Topic: Data Centers
I recently sat down with OneNeck’s Director of Business Development for Data Center Services, Karla Myers, to discuss what’s driving the shift to colocation, the key decision points one must consider when deciding to colocate and ways to recognize and avoid hidden colocation costs. Here’s what she had to say...
What are the most common reasons businesses are turning to colocation, and what IT challenges are they hoping to solve?
Much of the growth in colocation adoption is being driven by the financial and operational benefits associated with data center outsourcing, including:
In a build versus buy scenario, what are a few considerations CIOs must take into account?
Data centers require scalability and redundancy, and that requires investment. When you look at the expense of maintaining this kind of data center infrastructure, it simplifies build versus buy considerations. Here are a few key considerations:
Security is top of mind, and due diligence is perhaps the most important piece of a data center security strategy. What are some qualifying questions business leaders can ask a potential data center colocation provider in terms of security?
Most colocation providers implement a variety of measures to help guarantee security and compliance within their colocation facility. However, never assume anything. Here are a few key questions to ask to ensure your valuable assets are protected.
Unanticipated fees can lock the business into an agreement that isn't nearly as cost-effective as imagined. Are there ways to recognize and avoid hidden colocation costs?
When working with a reputable provider, there should be no surprises. To avoid getting “nickel and dimed,” you will want to make sure the following items are spelled out:
Why should businesses colocate with OneNeck?
OneNeck oﬀers purpose-built, concurrently maintainable data center facilities fortiﬁed for maximum performance. We oﬀer high-availability and high-reliability colocation services that go beyond mere infrastructure.
Our goal is to ensure our eight US-based data centers have exceptional security, redundant connectivity and climate-controlled environments ideal for protecting your data. OneNeck data centers are designed around an extreme availability architecture, and in addition, are built in geographic areas that are safe, secure and have access to reliable, low-cost utilities. And if it’s validation you need, they’re certified by third-party commissioning engineers and agents, and independently tested and validated.
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