08 Oct

Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Data Center Colocation Provider


By Cameron Larson

One of the most important decisions your business will have to make as it grows is if you are you going to continue maintaining your servers in house or save time, reduce risk, and best of all stabilize your operating expenses by choosing a Data Center Colocation Provider for your company.

Before going out to search for a data center, recovery or colocation provider yourself here are three things you should consider before choosing a data center colocation provider.

#1 – Location

The first thing to consider when choosing a data center no matter where your business is located in the United States is location.

You want to have a data center that’s close to your company headquarters because this will enable your employees who manage your IT infrastructure to visit the location of your Data Center Colocation Provider.

Besides choosing a data center that’s close to your office you should also choose a data center that offers geographic stability and is not close to an active fault line.

In Oregon for companies who are searching for a location that’s not near any active fault line is Central Oregon. Besides not being located near any active fault lines, Bend is a great location for a data center thanks to climate stability, access to power the power grid and power redundancy.

#2 – Amenities

Another important factor when considering the Data Center Colocation provider you choose is amenities in addition to the space, cooling, power and the connectivity that a data center offers.

Some of the amenities you should look for in a data center include: conference rooms, copy machines, break room or kitchen because your It Staff may need to work there for long periods of time and it pays to choose a data center that has the perks to keep your employees comfortable while they are working there.

Although amenities are important in a Data Center Colocation provider you should also choose a company who offers plenty of technical support (remote hands) whenever your company has a need for it.

#3 – Pricing

Last of all, but most important is the topic of pricing because every data center out there today charges different prices and it’s important to choose the best company that offers you not just the most affordable price, but the most value for your investment.

At Wavesmith we will find you the best data center in a carrier neutral or carrier owned facility that will enable you to manage your business over the most efficient network possible for a great price.

Choose a Data Center Colocation Provider

To get started with choosing a Data Center Colocation Provider contact Wavesmith today by calling us at (800) 792-5850 extension 500 or click here to connect with us online.

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