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Is Your Colocation Provider Engaged to Support Your Data Center Modernization Journey?

Published: 11 September 2017

ID: G00332764

Analyst(s): Tiny Haynes , Ross Winser

Summary

As infrastructure and operations leaders modernize their data centers, colocation providers are developing offerings to address new demands, such as those posed by hybrid cloud architectures. Optimize engagement with your providers to identify innovations beyond space, power and cooling.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Refocus Colocation Provider Engagement Strategies
    • Increase Awareness of Provider Innovation and Service Developments
    • Establishing Ongoing Communication Expectations
  • Review the Colocation Supplier's Business, Product and Service Strategies
  • Plan for Supplier Disengagement

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