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IDC PeerScape: Facilities-Specific Practices for Selecting a Colocation Provider

IDC PeerScape: Facilities-Specific Practices for Selecting a Colocation Provider

This IDC PeerScape specifies four key practices and actionable advice for business decision makers seeking a preferred colocation service that can offer greater agility, security, and reliability in migrating to 3rd Platform technology and aid them on their digital transformation jourey. This study also provides colocation buyers with an overview of the factors that need to be considered when accessing colocation services. "We are seeing more and more enterprises today in APEJ turning to colocation providers to support their internal IT functions. Enterprises today need to evaluate their current datacenters and strategize for a better future expansion road map with a cost-effective alternative," says Hwee-Xian Tan, senior market analyst, IDC's Asia/Pacific Telecom Practice Group.

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IDC PeerScape Figure
IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Practice 1: Balance Performance and Economics Against Risk and Competency
Practice 2: Select Service Providers That Can Support a Future Expansion of IT services
Practice 3: Ensure Service Providers Can Help Enhance Security
Practice 4: Maximize Renewable Energy Mix by Keeping Renewables at the Negotiation Table
Future Outlook
Summary of Practices
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