The Top Four Best Practices When Selecting a Dallas Data Center

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When moving to a Dallas data center, businesses should follow four best practices: develop a checklist, look for a customized solution, find a provider that places a high importance on the customer experience and educate the internal IT staff to help ensure a smooth transition. Learn more about a Dallas Data Center by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.

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The Top Four Best Practices When Selecting a Dallas Data Center

  1. 1. THE TOP FOUR BEST PRACTICES WHENSELECTING A DALLAS DATA CENTER
  2. 2. THE TOP FOUR BEST PRACTICES WHENSELECTING A DALLAS DATA CENTER When moving to Dallas data center, business should follow four bestpractices:» Develop requirements checklist– Choose what factors help the business best accomplish strategic goals– From list developed, evaluate each colocation provider’s capabilities by comparingproviders to determine which one best meet its needs– Example of items needed in its requirements checklist:• Physical location – access, climate, etc.• Redundant power (with 100% uptime SLA)• Power density• Redundant cooling
  3. 3. THE TOP FOUR BEST PRACTICES WHENSELECTING A DALLAS DATA CENTER When moving to Dallas data center, business should follow four bestpractices:» Develop requirements checklist• Military grade security• Connectivity – bandwidth availability, site-to-site interconnection, internetexchange• Management & environmental monitoring• High performance computing• Cloud infrastructure• Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) assessments• Customer satisfaction
  4. 4. THE TOP FOUR BEST PRACTICES WHENSELECTING A DALLAS DATA CENTER When moving to Dallas data center, business should follow four bestpractices:» Develop requirements checklist• Data center services• Contracts & SLAs• Disaster recovery space• Location office space & amenities
  5. 5. THE TOP FOUR BEST PRACTICES WHENSELECTING A DALLAS DATA CENTER When moving to Dallas data center, business should follow four bestpractices:» Look for customized solution– Dallas data center should tailor its solutions accordingly– The goal of every organization to find a true colocation partner, not just a datacenter to house equipment– Personalized approach to the relationship» Evaluate customer experience– Providers must focus on total customer experience in addition to infrastructure andcost issues– Colocation providers committed to customer experience will continually seek toimprove
  6. 6. THE TOP FOUR BEST PRACTICES WHENSELECTING A DALLAS DATA CENTER When moving to Dallas data center, business should follow four bestpractices:» Educate IT staff– Transitioning to colocation provider is a complex project and requires expertise ofIT prior to move– New Dallas data center provider will offer new management tools, technologies,security policies, disaster recovery procedures, new protocols and routingmethods, new hardware, etc. The more informed the staff the sooner thetransition will be completed The goal is to create partnership with Dallas data center provider from thevery first selection meeting
  7. 7. THE TOP FOUR BEST PRACTICES WHENSELECTING A DALLAS DATA CENTER Colocation providers that operates as an extension of existing IT staff, themore seamless and successful the relationship becomes CyrusOne provides more than 1,000,000 square feet of colocated floorspace in top tier data centers across nation CyrusOne serves enterprise clients in many industries, including energy, oiland gas, medical, technology, finance and consumer goods and services
  8. 8. ABOUT THE AUTHORNICOLE AGUILLARD IS MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR CYRUSONE, AGLOBAL ENTERPRISE COLOCATION PROVIDER OPERATING 24HIGHLY SECURE DATA CENTERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES,LONDON AND SINGAPORE. LEARN MORE ABOUT A DALLAS DATACENTER BY VISITING HTTP://WWW.CYRUSONE.COM/.

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