For IT leadership, choosing a colocation data center may create anxiety similar to what parents feel when deciding where their children will go to school. In either situation, you’re entrusting a third party with a big responsibility. And even though an organization may present itself well online or in brochures, you need to do some investigative work before making a decision.
Any reputable colocation facility will welcome inquiries and be happy to show you around. So think about what’s important to you, and make a list of questions to ask.