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Establishing Infrastructure in Colocation — A Midsize Enterprise Guide to Keeping Costs (and the Project) on Track

Published: 04 September 2018

ID: G00362666

Analyst(s): Bob Gill, Ross Winser


I&O leaders in midsize enterprises must plan and implement a critical preparatory phase that readies colocation space for production use. Use this research to avoid surprise costs, incorrect planning assumptions and common mistakes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Budget for the Full Spectrum of Costs Involved in Preparing the Colocation Environment for Production Use
    • Prepare for Billing to Commence When the Service Is Deemed Activated
    • Plan Comprehensively for the Different Types of Network and Cloud Connectivity Required
    • Customer Equipment and Services to Deploy the Infrastructure Platform Usually Represent the Largest Portion of Implementation Costs
  • Include a Broad Team of Contributors to Brainstorm Additional Cost Factors
  • Reduce the Impact of Unexpected Events by Including Contingency in Your Plans

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