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Choosing the data center that is right for your business

Choosing the data center that is right for your business

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When it comes to data center selection, there are many factors to consider. But the most important question is always: What is the best fit for my organization?

There are a few key things you need to know before making your decision:

– What type of company do you operate? (Non-profit, SMB, enterprise, or government)

This will largely determine what sort of data center outfit will meet your needs. For example, a non-profit will look for one that has sustainability in mind and some form of not-for-profit discount. Governments, on the other hand, will want a certain level of security, and several standards that must be met.

-What services do you offer? (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

IaaS is the base case that most organizations will look for, but the ability to augment those offerings with PaaS and SaaS options could or make or break the selection. For example, while you would use your own server hardware, it is also good to have the option of virtualized infrastructure that you can call upon as you need.

-How much capacity do you need now and in the future?

You do not want your expansion and growth to be limited by capacity constraints within the data center. One option is to pre-book a certain number of resources at a lower price until usage.

Once you have a good understanding of your needs and what’s available in the market, it’s time to start narrowing down your options based on cost, redundancy, and other technical metrics which are more straightforward.

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