To identify the most suitable colo candidates, many users begin with a simple web search referencing the desired geographical locations. Then, to shortlist the options, users generally evaluate candidates on 12 attributes, including capacity, reliability, efficiency, telecom, risk avoidance, managed services, financial stability, expertise, and costs. Factors most important to some enterprises, such as low cost or cloud direct-connect circuit availability, may be less important to others who might be focused on scalability or cooling density instead. Users must prioritize features and benefits when down-selecting candidate facilities for further consideration.
For co-lo data center operators infrastructure reliability and emergency response capability is essential — downtime is not an option. In this environment, testing is a critical element in meeting customer service level agreements (SLAs) and/or internal performance objectives. In a modern data center, there are thousands of links, cables, transponders, and connections, or, to it put frankly: thousands of potential points of failure. The following is a list of common key test use cases for DCOs.
Any company facing questions about the best way to scale IT operations needs to decide whether it wants to build out new on-premises infrastructure or turn to a colocation provider. Issues to consider include redundancy and reliability; connectivity and scalability; and costs and efficiency.
Siemon’s latest Tech Brief focuses on a design strategy that colocation facilities can utilize to save on time, space and costs – Zone distribution areas (ZDAs) can between the MMR and tenant.
Cignal AI reports that cloud and colocation network operators in North America increased their optical systems purchases by 50% during this year’s first three months. The market research firm notes in its newly released “Optical Customer Markets Report” that other customer segments should be expected to increase purchases this year as well.
Siemon’s multi-compartment cabinets come in 2 -, 3- or 4-comparment configurations and in a variety of widths, depths, heights and colors. These cabinets are the ideal solution for colocation data centers leasing rack unit space to a variety of tenants.
The second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI), a report published by Equinix, highlights five trends that are accelerating digital business transformation: digital business, urbanization, cybersecurity, data compliance and business ecosystems. Individually […]
The construction of multi-megawatt hyperscale data centers by colocation companies has been accelerating globally. A shift in the construction techniques they use has allowed them to shorten their time to market and […]
The business community is increasingly focused on climate trends and severe weather events, and how they may impact real estate and IT operations. What considerations does climate change present for the data […]
What might 5G mean for the data center industry, and when will its impact be felt? Data Center Frontier interviewed Chris Sharp of Digital Realty, Tim Mirick of Sabey Data Centers and […]