Streamlining Colocation

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Colocation is a common IT model that has streamlined data center proficiency for many companies. With the technological advances of the cloud, the enterprise has benefitted even more from this model. Bust, what happens when substantial infrastructure growth is on the horizon. The answer is provided in this whitepaper “Consolidating Data Center Support: Choosing one global provider for multiple markets and applications.”

This white paper presented in joint sponsorship by Data Center Knowledge (DCK) and CyrusOne outlines key factors and options that are rooted in both customer experience and DCK’s annual survey of more than 200 IT professionals.  

Key to the recommendations that this paper provides is a look at what impacts a choice of one global provider vs. a specialized provider.  Charted are organization type, business practices – processes and controls, desired technological services, as well as localized cultural factors. Each of these areas is bulleted with the complexities that define them. The paper concludes by noting three choices for the enterprise considering expansion; a global provider, a hybrid solution, or utilizing multiple providers.  

With an eye toward growth the data center professional leveraging the advantages that a colocation service can provide will find the information in this whitepaper valuable toward understanding that end.

About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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