Get Ready for Next-Generation Colocation

How are you supporting high-density computing, unified management portals and hybridization of IT? Get ready for the next-generation colocation.

Bill Kleyman

September 25, 2014

2 Min Read
Get Ready for Next-Generation Colocation
Electrical switch gear at Internap’s data center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

As companies continue migrating to the cloud, they often run into unexpected management issues regarding the integration of cloud services with in-house IT systems. Organizations are challenged to bridge the gap that exists between internal technologies, traditional hosting solutions and the cloud.

Next-generation colocation solutions support high-density computing, unified management portals and hybridization of IT infrastructure. These capabilities enable organizations to integrate technology systems, data and applications to provide an optimal end-user experience and are often the first step toward transitioning away from on-premise infrastructure.

Colocation has traditionally been viewed as a commoditized and standardized service, but these new developments (high-density power, remote management and hybridized infrastructure) have created significant differentiation in the market. These advancements allow increased agility, visibility and control of one’s infrastructure.

This whitepaper from Internap explores technologies and trends that are changing the colocation landscape and providing valuable benefits to businesses.

Understanding these technologies and how they can help you better serve your end users and drive operational efficiencies is an essential step in identifying the right colocation provider.

So what are the ingredients for the next-generation colocation?

  • High-Density Data Center Design

  • Remote and Advanced Management Capabilities

  • Next-Generation DCIM

  • Creating the Colocation Portal

  • Complete Colocation Hybridization

  • Next-Generation Colocation Services

Remember, not every vendor can support high-density configurations, advanced management portals and a hybridized environment. Businesses need to carefully analyze features, functionalities and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ensure colocation vendors offer the security, reliability and performance capabilities required to meet operational goals. This includes alternative hosting options, power flexibility, available floor space, contract lengths, network latency and other key metrics.

Download this whitepaper today to learn how organizations that want to get the most out of their infrastructure and maximize application performance should choose a colocation provider that can meet their requirements today and in the future.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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