Colocation has become the need of the hour as more and more enterprises are shifting their IT infrastructure to managed data centers
for colocation hosting
. The most vital parameter of hosting services to be verified is the implementation of stringent security protocols. Highly redundant power, networking, and cooling facilities are vital aspects of an ideal colocation infrastructure. The presence of technically qualified personnel for monitoring performance and troubleshooting should also be confirmed. Ensure that the service provider assures at least 99.9 percent network uptime SLA.Location of data center should be in a low seismic zone where there is less chance of any other natural disaster. Technical support facilities must be available round the clock in a colocation facility.