The power and popularity of the cloud have driven many enterprises to rethink their data center investments. One of the biggest pitfalls in this process is shifting everything to the cloud before clearly defining network and business requirements.
Bottom line: some applications and workloads are a great fit for the cloud; some aren’t. That doesn’t mean, however, that businesses can't reap the benefits of the cloud. In fact, colocation service providers deliver many of the benefits of a cloud infrastructure, including scalability, reliability, and speed, with the security and structure of a physical data center approach.
The myth of the commoditized data center
Unfortunately, many organizations start and stop the process of selecting an outsourced data center at price. There are actually a number of other considerations that go into selecting a data center – and they're equally as important and far more nuanced than price points.
Here are five other business requirements that deserve strong consideration when selecting a data center:
All third-party data centers are not created equal. Pinpoint exactly what your business needs from a colocation provider before assessing your options so you know that you’re covered, today and in the future.
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