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New white paper: Data centre co-location buyers’ guide

Key pointers to inform your choice of co-location provider

FARNBOROUGH - 24 February 2014 - Datum Datacentres today announced the release of a new white paper commissioned from analyst Quocirca. "Data Centre Co-location: An easy decision, a difficult choice" will help CIOs and other co-location buyers navigate the choice of providers in order to ensure that the total package - including the facility, the technology, the operations and client service - fully supports the business. Getting the choice wrong is not a minor hiccup: this is a long term commitment with far-reaching consequences and the decision requires due diligence to be applied. This paper provides guidelines for those both within IT and within the business who are looking to move to a co-location facility and who want to make sure that their selection procedures cover all the criteria required to make the appropriate choice.

For many organisations, co-location is the logical way forward for hosting, securing and connecting the IT infrastructure. However not all co-location providers are the same, and it is often the subtle differentiators that can make the difference between a successful or a stressful partnership. Differentiating one co-location provider from another can be a challenge. They all appear to promise much the same and it is tempting to select the one offering the lowest cost. Doing so can be catastrophic for the business, resulting in low system availability and ongoing arguments over issues that should not have occurred in the first place. Not all co-location providers are the same - when selecting a co-location provider you are engaging with one of your business' most important on-going partners and the correct choice is critical.

"Data Centre Co-location: An easy decision, a difficult choice" provides a useful checklist of the key differentiation factors that need to be considered, along with their potential business impact. Additionally, it contains a checklist of co-location fundamentals that should be investigated to ensure the co-location provider you select can deliver what you need. To request your copy of the Quocirca white paper, visit our stand 320 at Cloud Expo Europe on 26 & 27 February, go to http://www.datum.co.uk/?p=2811, call us on 0845 568 0123 or e-mail [email protected].

About Datum
Datum provides leading-edge carrier and cloud neutral co-location data centres to enterprises and service providers. As part of the Attenda IT Services group, delivering always-on availability, robust security and enterprise class service is hard wired into our operations. Our data centres are trusted as secure environments for content, data and business critical IT to connect with a neutral choice of networks and cloud service providers.

Datum FRN1 has capacity for more than 1,000 co-location racks within a high security campus in Farnborough, which is fast developing as a strategic London-edge data centre hub. The facility incorporates a pressurised free cooling design that delivers enhanced environmental efficiencies and supports high density computing to 30kW per rack as standard. Always on availability is supported by resilience in both design and operations underwritten by a 100% uptime SLA with helpdesk and remote hands services which are available 24x365.

www.datum.co.uk

About Quocirca
Quocirca is a primary research and analysis company specialising in the business impact of information technology and communications (ITC). With world-wide, native language reach, Quocirca provides in-depth insights into the views of buyers and influencers in large, mid-sized and small organisations. Its analyst team is made up of real-world practitioners with first-hand experience of ITC delivery who continuously research and track the industry and its real usage in the markets.

Through researching perceptions, Quocirca uncovers the real hurdles to technology adoption - the personal and political aspects of an organisation's environment and the pressures of the need for demonstrable business value in any implementation. This capability to uncover and report back on the end-user perceptions in the market enables Quocirca to provide advice on the realities of technology adoption, not the promises.

Press Contact:
Lexie Gower, Datum Datacentres
T: 0845 5680123
E: [email protected]

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