We’re finding that many of our clients don’t want to be in the business of running and maintaining a data center. Those clients have come to us to help them evaluate colocation vendors for their organization.
C3 provides our clients with a data-driven process for selecting a colocation provider.
First, we create a shortlist of data centers sourcing from the 1,500 data centers we represent today. We then work with our clients to create a scorecard that compares each colocation provider with another. We handle the coordination of site visits on your behalf with all of the vendors and provide pricing benchmarks upfront so that you have an understanding of what to expect.
In the end, you’re provided a Decision Matrix which will aggregate data across all providers and serve as a deliverable for your executive team on why a certain provider was chosen. C3 is your guide during the evaluation/buying process and will help you make the most informed choice possible.
How C3 Can Help
C3’s portfolio consists of over 1,500 data centers around the globe from small regional providers like 123.Net to global giants like Equinix.
C3 provides our clients with a data-driven process for selecting a colocation provider. We are your guide during the evaluation/buying process and will help you make the most informed choice possible.
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Why Evaluate Colocation?
Uptime Uptime Uptime
A tier 3 data center will have redundancies in their operations(AC, physical power, etc) that will be difficult to cost-effectively build, manage, and maintain by an individual customer
to AWS DirectConnect, Azure ExpressRoute, Google, and other major SaaS providers. Many of the collocation providers give you a direct on-ramp at a better price than what you could build into your facility
Uncertainty of Footprint Size
If your data center today consists of 25 42u racks and you’re looking to build a data center, how would you know how big to build it? Will some of the applications that you host today move to a SaaS model, thus reducing your footprint?
Compliance Made Simple
Don’t want to go through the hassle of building, maintaining, and proving to auditors that your data center is compliant? Outsource your data center footprint to a colocation provider that instantly takes care of that compliance
Better Physical Security
Between multi-factor visitor verification, advanced fire detection systems, and camera systems, colocation providers can provide better physical security for your servers than what a typical customer can build and maintain themselves
Predictable Cost Model
You never know when you’ll have to buy a new generator, UPS, or AC unit for your data center. Colocating your servers with a third party means that you’ll see predictable monthly expenses without having to worry about random data center expenses
Data Center DR Testing
No need to have to continually test whether generators or backup connectivity work. Colocation providers do this for you and its baked into their cost.
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