Data center providers will almost always run a data center more effectively than a business, since they can spread out costs and gain efficiencies across a number of customers.
For businesses, outsourcing colocation services to a data center provider offers many strategic advantages. They can preserve capital that would have been earmarked for building in-house data centers. They don’t need to find and retain expensive technical talent or worry about managing complex new technologies. And they can focus entirely on their core competencies and strategic initiatives.
Beware of these red flags when selecting a data center provider. If a data center provider exhibits any of this behavior, cross them off the search list and move on.
Scott Brueggeman is Chief Marketing Officer of CyrusOne. His responsibilities include worldwide strategic marketing, branding, public relations, inside sales, social media, and advertising.