Data Center Colocation Selection

Data Center Colocation Services

The colocation data center market expectto grow at 14% CAGR between 2019 and 2026.  Most organizations interested in considering colocation space should have options to compare, while organizations in metropolitan areas have several available facilities to review.  The growth of colocation illustrates the easy part of a colocation evaluation for IT organizations: space.  However, the challenge for most organizations is in evaluating different colocation providers, their offerings, and the true cost of migrating to an outsourced facility.  The quality of information you get from a colocation facility will be dictated by how thoroughly you prepare for the inquiry process.

Requirements Definition

A thorough set of requirements based on computing demands is imperative.

RFP Creation

We can create a Request for Proposal that will gather the details to make an informed decision.

Vendor Evaluation

Sorting through options is hard work. LEDG can lead your colocation evaluation and selection.

Space Planning & Design

You have a colocation partner - LEDG will design and plan your new space.

Contract Negotiation

We know data centers and facilities. Leave the tough stuff to us so you can focus on change management.

Colocation Insights

Hybrid IT continues to evolve. LEDG helped us gain visibility of where our computing demands were highest and where to chose colocation providers that made sense for our end-users. With so many options and costs, outsourcing colocation selection was the right move for us. 

It is critical that an organization thoroughly evaluate connectivity costs when developing a financial model for colocation facility expenses. Basic connectivity can be simple, but additional requirements of cloud connections can escalate this cost quickly.   

Few organizations have on-staff resources to lead the planning and migration efforts for an on-premise data center to a colocation facility.  These resources need to oversee the physical infrastructure requirements (power, cooling, structured cabling, security, etc.with the colocation provider and the organization’s technology migration requirements.