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Selecting a Colocation Provider? 8 Questions you Should Ask

Whether you're building a hybrid IT environment or looking for an alternative to cloud computing or on-premises data centers, colocation can be an attractive option.

Data center colocation isn't just about renting space. Colocation provides three basic services: physical floor space such as cages and racks for customer equipment, electrical power and cooling, and internet connectivity. Colocation providers may also supply extra services such as IT consulting, security, disaster recovery, migration planning, and access to cloud services.

Before selecting a colocation provider, you should tour prospective facilities to assess staffing, security, services, and maintenance.

Download this infographic to explore eight questions that you should ask when shopping for colocation including:

  • Network connectivity
  • Facility resiliency
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Security & compliance

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