Choosing a Colocation provider?

HostColor

Member
What are your criteria when you are about to choose a colocation service provider? What is more important - data center tier, location, connectivity, cost of the remote hands, management services, or anything else?
 

natan

Member
data center tier, location, connectivity, cost of the remote hands, management services - all of this important according to me. Specially connectivity.
 

SenseiSteve

HD Moderator
Staff member
All of the above, but I'd also query if they had multiple backup generators (and if they are routinely maintained and tested), if they had battery backups, how the servers are cooled (cold row containment or what), plus others.
 

S4 Hosting

Active member
Of the above criteria, connectivity is the biggest in my opinion.

Also for us, sustainability. Is it powered by renewable energy, what is the power efficiency rating, how is it cooled, etc.
 
According to my personal experience, while selecting a colocation service provider, connection, backup, and configuration are critical considerations.
 
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