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IT pros weigh in on colocation data centers

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Whether it was IT’s choice or not, the roadmap for protecting networks and businesses often includes working with a colocation service provider. Here’s what we learned from IT professionals in a recent Spiceworks survey about their perspectives on and drivers for using colocation data centers.

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IT pros weigh in on colocation data centers

  1. 1. 51.4% BACKUP and DISASTER RECOVERY is the TOP REASON transitioned to COLOCATION. Still, IT pros MOST NEED GUIDANCE from their providers when CHOOSING POWER MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE. 69.7% are REMOTELY MONITORING equipment within the colocation facility. 51.6% say the majority of their business is VIRTUALIZED. 65.6% say colocation is currently WORKING GREAT 10.7% would go with a DIFFERENT PROVIDER 52.5% will INCREASE or NOT CHANGE colocation plans in the next 5 years IT professionals weigh in on COLOCATIONSERVICE PROVIDERS HELP WANTED GUIDANCE NEEDED FUTURE DATA CENTER PLANS 157 IT pros These findings represent the opinions of 157 SURVEY PARTICIPANTS from the Spiceworks community. Whether it was IT’s choice or not, the roadmap for protecting networks and businesses often includes working with a colocation service provider. Here’s what we learned from IT professionals about their perspectives on and drivers for using colocation data centers. Learn more at Eaton.com/powerquality © 2015 Eaton All Rights Reserved EA393 / GG October 2015 Eaton is a registered trademark. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. TOP 5 MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS of COLOCATION When voting for the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF A COLOCATION PROVIDER, IT pros chose: BANDWIDTH 73.0% SAYS WHO? #1 REASON for COLOCATION COST 76.2%1 2 SECURITY 58.2%3 UPTIME/SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS 48.4%4 COMPLIANCE 33.6%5 Eaton can help you meet the needs of IT professionals by supporting you on the: • #1 reason your users came to you (backup and disaster recovery) • #4 most important aspect of your service (uptime and SLAs) • Recommendations for the most needed advice (power management software)

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