What is the most important factor while choosing an external data center?

Elastic cloud capabilities21%


Regional presence19%

Partnership with cloud vendors7%

Other (please comment below)1%


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IT Executive in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
Security and reliability
Managing Director in Manufacturing, 51 - 200 employees
The datacenters certifications shows a great overview of their overall abilities. I often evaluate location, interconnect providers, availability, and the ability to support the workloads needs.
C-Suite in Construction, 51 - 200 employees
Many factors: Tier level, uptime availability statistics, location, interconnect providers and related latencies, physical security, remote management capabilities.
VP of IT in Media, 10,001+ employees
CTO in Services (non-Government), 11 - 50 employees
Quality of support
CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
All options listed are important and a few more can be added, but the ***most important factor*** would depend on the circumstances (context). Geography, organizational makeup, capabilities and costs, environmental conditions, security, ... matter; but objectives matter most.
Senior Director Engineering in Travel and Hospitality, 10,001+ employees
Elasticity and being close to the customer (low latency)
Director of Information Technology in Services (non-Government), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Who their other clients are. Speaks to their longevity. The price is a close second.

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Lack of Flexibility19%

Vendor lock-in26%

Lack of knowledge19%

Can't integrate with current infrastructure (another data silo)10%

Not in the budget13%

Not Applicable12%

Other (please specify)1%


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