Power issues should be evaluated when considering colocation

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Turning to a colocation provider is a major decision for a business. When organizations choose the right vendor, they gain access to cost-effective data center space and state-of-the-art systems that enable them to cut capital costs.

According to a recent Data Center Knowledge report, selecting the right colocation services provider hinges on successfully analyzing the provider’s capabilities. One function that should be carefully assessed is the power infrastructure of the third-party data center.

The news source explained that data center power requirements have expanded exponentially during the past five years as storage and server power demands have risen considerably. This has led to changes in the amount of energy needed in the data center and the entire availability architecture. Because energy problems have become such a prominent issue across the industry, understanding the power infrastructure of colocation facilities is key when choosing a vendor.

With an effective power strategy in place, organizations can use colocation to actually reduce their utility bills. Many vendors have such efficient energy infrastructure that they enable organizations to establish more cost-efficient IT operations by cutting down on electricity costs.