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By: RagingWire     Published Date: Oct 26, 2012
Today's modern IT infrastructure is demanding more out of its resources, expansion strategies, delivery methodsand disaster recovery methodologies. To help meet these new growing demands, many organizations are turning to colocation providers to help
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By: Telecity Group     Published Date: Feb 28, 2013
This whitepaper explores the criteria that organizations should evaluate when looking for a colocation partner in Europe, and provides a due diligence checklist to assess if the partner meets current as well as future needs.
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     Telecity Group
By: Interxion     Published Date: Nov 05, 2010
This paper provides insights for managers, directors and executive levels responsible for information technology. It explores the evaluation criteria when considering the location of IT equipment in a European data center and what features of the providers and facilities will best protect your investment.
Tags : data center, colocation, infrastructure
By: Server Technology     Published Date: Mar 10, 2015
WebEx elected to pursue a course of investigation and analysis that required a granular picture of its application-centric hardware implementations and corresponding power usage profiles. To accomplish this, WebEx decided to retool their datacenters with intelligent power strips having the ability to remotely report power consumption. Coupled with the desire to reduce the number of instances requiring a “remote hands” service call to their colocation facilities, WebEx decided that remote power outlet management was also a necessity. With the help of a Server Technology (STI) Power Strategy Expert, WebEx chose CDUS from the Switched product family. The breadth of Switched products offered, coupled with the regulatory requirements of the numerous geographies needed to be supported made STI a logical choice for Cisco WebEx.
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     Server Technology
By: CenturyLink Technology Solutions     Published Date: Feb 25, 2014
Colocation services may seem like nothing more than a commodity. But, with applications supporting your key customer interactions and business functions, all aspects of your IT infrastructure need to be scrutinized – including your colocation provider. From physical location to network integration, what appear to be minor differences between providers can have a profound impact on the overall performance of your business. Whether it's an improved customer experience, uptime for critical applications or better alignment of IT with your business priorities, careful consideration of your colocation services provider will impact your ability to achieve these goals. And, there are questions you should be asking to ensure an optimal deployment. Read “Six Important Considerations When Choosing a Colocation Provider,” now, and make sure you are taking everything into consideration as you go down this path for your business.
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By: CenturyLink Technology Solutions     Published Date: May 22, 2014
Unlock IT agility with a hybrid infrastructure solution. Download “Best of All Worlds” now and fast-forward your business’ agility with a hybrid IT solution. Today’s fast and furious pace of business change is driving extreme demand for IT infrastructure agility. But even as the demand for agility must be met, so must the need for 100 percent availability. In “Hybrid IT: Best of All Worlds,” you’ll learn why this situation is leading many IT decision-makers to re-evaluate and re-imagine their core infrastructure. And, as a result, they’re outsourcing a growing proportion of it, utilizing a hybrid array of different approaches – such as data center colocation, managed services and cloud solutions. This allows decision-makers to focus more of their resources on delivering business applications – not managing the day-to-day operations of data centers.
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By: CenturyLink Technology Solutions     Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
In 2013, IEX set out to build and launch its business from scratch. Their goal was to create a brand new class of trading system, offering a fair-access platform to any qualified broker dealer and providing a more balanced marketplace via a market structure and cutting-edge technology. IEX sought a partner that could provide the “best of everything,” all under one single contract. That meant finding a provider that could deliver mission-critical infrastructure, connectivity to the broad financial ecosystem, high availability and high power density. And, most importantly, it meant finding a provider that could reduce its time-to-market, reduce IT capital expenditure and be cost-effective for the long term. That’s why IEX selected a broad range of services from CenturyLink Technology Solutions. Read, “IEX Builds a New Class of Trading Venue Using a Range of Managed Data Center Services” now and discover how IEX partnered with CenturyLink to break the mold with its new trading system.
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     CenturyLink Technology Solutions
By: CenturyLink Technology Solutions     Published Date: Sep 02, 2014
With core competencies like security, facility management, and carrier access, CenturyLink provides comprehensive global colocation services that extend your infrastructure into a more efficient virtual environment.
Tags : colocation, security, facility management
     CenturyLink Technology Solutions
By: Raritan     Published Date: Jul 08, 2015
As companies explore new ways to cut costs, many have considered moving their data centers and becoming a “tenant” of a colocation (colo) facility. However along with this move, companies are apprehensive with regard to potentially “losing control and visibility” into their assets and performance of such. Additionally, companies face the challenge of preparing for a move and getting a handle on the assets to be moved. In this White Paper, we explore key issues when moving to a colocation facility, how Data Center Infrastructure (DCIM) helps with an actual move, and how DCIM can help remotely manage and monitor the data center on an ongoing basis.
Tags : dcim, facilities, moving, colocation
By: INTERNAP     Published Date: Nov 11, 2015
Colocation can offer many cost-efficient benefits, including scalability, improved business continuity, security and compliance. In recent years, colocation services have progressed far beyond space and power. Today’s advanced facilities are more energy-efficient and offer higher power densities, hybridization options and even colo-to-cloud connectivity. This colocation buyer’s guide includes a checklist of important factors to consider before choosing a provider, along with buying criteria to help you make the best decision for your infrastructure needs.
Tags : colocation, buyers guide, infrastructure, data center
By: Data Foundry     Published Date: Sep 28, 2012
The term "dual feed" is used by many data center operators today when communicating the power configuration of their respective facilities.
Tags : colocation, disaster recovery, worksite recovery, data center
     Data Foundry
By: RagingWire Data Centers     Published Date: Jun 23, 2015
This whitepaper examines some of the short- and long-term issues and challenges that should be part of your due diligence when facing growing demands of your organization’s evolving computing architecture and making major strategic and economic decisions. It also provides guidelines for evaluating the alternative choices, such as co-location and hosted service providers, as well as cloud services, which can all be utilized together for enhanced flexibility.
Tags : julius neudorfer (author), data center strategy, cloud computing, hosted services, dcim, colocation
     RagingWire Data Centers
By: Cobalt Data Centers     Published Date: Jun 24, 2014
Not all colocation providers offer the same value and functionality, and many come with inherent risks. When choosing a colocation provider, careful consideration is essential. This white paper discusses: --Regional considerations in selecting a colocation provider --Las Vegas as an alternative to California markets and Phoenix for serving West Coast end users --Power, civic infrastructure, and weather as advantages to colocating in Las Vegas
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     Cobalt Data Centers
By: Cobalt Data Centers     Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
There’s an emerging movement among a new generation of colocation providers called "Data Center 2.0." Whereas in the many established colocation providers take a one size fits all approach—providing space, power, cooling, connectivity, and onsite security—Colocation 2.0 providers see these things as table stakes. They believe the real value to colocation customers is now in improved service, and in designing data centers as better, more people-friendly environments.
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     Cobalt Data Centers
By: Unleashed Technologies     Published Date: May 11, 2015
Choosing the right colocation provider is a lot like dating. You’re going to be spending a good amount of time with whomever you choose, investing resources, and trusting them with your most intimate information. Before you commit to one colocation provider, there are some things you must know to ensure the relationship is a success. What follows are 24 questions that will help to ensure your colocation provider is the perfect fit for your needs – now and into the future.
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     Unleashed Technologies
By: Sungard     Published Date: Dec 09, 2011
Why Physical Data Center Space is Secondary
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By: Cyrus One     Published Date: Oct 31, 2012
If you query CIOs and IT managers worldwide and you ask about their most pressing concerns, you'll find that they generally have the same response. And the answer is not typically just one thing.
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By: FORTRUST     Published Date: May 15, 2015
Choosing a data center or colocation provider to house your company’s critical IT infrastructure is a huge decision. Unfortunately, colocation providers don’t make it easy to differentiate between them. Many data center tours will have the same components: a sales rep will show you their data center’s battery rooms, cooling equipment, security measures, and generators, all the while assuring you that they are highly secure, reliable, well maintained, invulnerable to natural disasters, and capable of high density computing.
Tags : data center, colocation, checklists
By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Jul 14, 2015
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has become more vital than ever to data center operations as efficiency and technology advancement cycles move at an increasingly rapid pace. The insight provided by these essential systems has historically only been accessible to the data center operations team, not the end user or for that matter – the colocated customer. Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments.
Tags : dcim, coloview, colocation, data center
By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Jul 15, 2013
When companies evaluate potential data centers and colocation service providers, they normally compare them using some kind of criteria or checklist. However, many such efforts fail to sufficiently evaluate the breadth and depth of detail necessary to make a well informed decision. This white paper examines several key criteria as they relate to service delivery from a data center or colocation provider. Click here to read more.
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By: Cyrus One     Published Date: Feb 27, 2012
Considerations when Investing in IT Infrastructure
Tags : cyrus one, colocation, demand, datacenter, data center
     Cyrus One
By: Cyrus One     Published Date: Mar 10, 2012
Today's enterprises increasingly occupy the cloud. As in nature, the IT cloud needs a sky in which to live. That environment is colocation-sophisticated data centers.
Tags : cyrus one, data center, colocation, cloud
     Cyrus One
By: Cyrus One     Published Date: Mar 10, 2012
Any company seeking a colocation partner will put geography near the top of the list of selection criteria. But there's one area where its importance is debatable, and that's the issue of latency.
Tags : cyrus one, data center, myth of latency, colocation
     Cyrus One
By: SV Colo     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015
This white paper will dive into the reasons colocation offers significant advantages when compared to cloud computing for four out five key criteria: Reliability; Security; Savings; Support; and Scalability. If any of these five categories are important to your business or IT department, this document should prove to be of value to your decision making process as you review IT Outsourcing options.
Tags : data center colocation, cloud vs. colo, iaas solutions, it outsourcing, colocation costs
     SV Colo
By: Panduit     Published Date: May 13, 2015
Gartner has recently released new research that provides data center managers with insight into seven DCIM tools and their ability to support various use-cases. These DCIM tools now support diverse needs of colocation providers, large enterprises/managed service providers and midsize enterprises. Download the report today to see key findings and recommendations from the report around DCIM in the data center industry. Plus, get a full data analysis of DCIM capabilities.
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