Business organizations cannot afford to ignore the mission critical infrastructure in the data center for their day-to-day operations. When it comes to wholesale colocation services, the stakes are even higher as even minor mistakes can halt your business operations for a good part of the day.

Checklist for Selecting the Best Wholesale Colocation ProviderBefore entrusting your colocation services to an outsourced data center provider, you need to have a checklist ready. Here are some items to consider when choosing a wholesale colocation provider:

Reputation: This might be the most ideal criterion for a wholesale colocation service provider. Have the service provider share their list of satisfied customers. Use your network and this list to understand how the provider has performed to date.

Flexibility: Make sure your colocation service provider offers you different, and cutomizable, options and services from which you can choose the one that fits your business. Why pay for services that you do not need?

Network and Power Reliability: The recent devastations caused by Hurricane Sandy are a testimonial to the fact that when Mother Nature is up in arms, we do not stand a chance. So it is wise to opt for a facility that lives away from the path of potential geographical and natural hazards like hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.

Thorough Inspection: Make sure you pay a visit to the facility to assess its infrastructural capabilities such as backup power, cooling systems, security and access control features before purchasing a package from the service provider. It may also help to have your IT and facility team take a tour of the location so that all their questions and concerns are addressed.

The more vigilant you are in choosing a wholesale colocation provider, the more your business will enjoy the benefits of a good wholesale colocation provider, in terms of continuous uptime availability as well as uninterrupted service availability to your customers. If you are on the lookout for such a reliable partner, then pay a visit to our engineers at Lifeline Data Centers where you will be delighted to find all your colocation requirements served in the best way possible. Visit our website to learn more.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.