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The Ultimate Colocation Buyer’s Guide – Key Questions to Ask

Stay tuned for part 2 focusing on key questions to ask when choosing you next data center location. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog.

In the last 10 years, and as of more recent since the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses, schools, and social activities have had to transform their day to day operations and move to online platforms. People are now more than ever more reliant on video conferencing services and document storage to ensure proper social distancing.

Data centers are the backbone of all of these digital platforms. Services like colocation, dedicated servers, cloud offerings and in-house teams to manage all mix of all of these services are carrying our new digital economy and ecosystem. 

Choosing the right IT infrastructure

Just like a house that needs a strong foundation, an IT environment needs the right infrastructure in place to meet the ever-growing and ever-changing business (and technology) landscape. That said, let’s break down the decision-making process in finding the right IT infrastructure for your business:

Key questions to ask

First ask yourself the following question: What problem do you want to solve? How is your IT infrastructure going to be used: Are you planning for a short-term or a long-term project?

  • Will you need file sharing or data backup?
  • What applications are you planning to run on the server?
  • Do you want control of your hardware?
  • What is your budget?
  • How many users will each application need to serve, now and in the near future?
  • Do you need it to be flexible and scalable?
  • Will you need additional services?

Answering these questions will give you a clear idea of the kind of services your business needs. When determining which applications are best suited for your business, it’s important to keep in mind what the requirements and security measures you need in order to create the most effective and efficient IT infrastructure for your business. Here are some resources to decide what you might need:

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