A colocation data center provides several important benefits for businesses. While you still maintain control over your equipment, you have more options for connectivity, along with physical protection, shared costs and a more reliable infrastructure for data protection.
But how do you determine the best Texas data center services for your business? Here are some things to think about and features that your data center should provide.
How to Choose the Right Colocation Data Center for Your Business
Before choosing a colocation data center for your business, first determine your requirements, with a focus on these three areas:
- Use: What are your requirements for use, both today and in the future? Are you transitioning to the cloud, looking for a high-density environment, or taking advantage of managed services?
- IT environment: Do you need to archive your data, replicate it in the cloud, or both? Do you need additional colocation data centers as backup?
- Growth: Where do you envision your organization six months from now, a year from now, or longer? A data center solution should be able to grow with you.
When evaluating Texas data center services, here are some of the key things you will want to make sure that any data center provides:
You may be storing sensitive, proprietary and customer data in your data center, so make sure that it is secure. Access to the facility itself should be limited, as should access to racks, data cages and data halls.
You should be able to scale up your facility needs at any time as your business grows and evolves.
Redundant power with an on-site generator will minimize downtime. Supplemental cooling systems will also prevent shutdowns.
The less space you use, the lower your colocation costs. A high-density environment can handle your equipment and power needs in a small space.
Carrier-Neutral Redundant Connections
Carrier-neutral colocation data center facilities provide options for connectivity that allow you to choose the service that is right for you, and build in redundant connectivity in case your primary internet connection is unavailable.
When selecting Texas data center services, you will also want to consider location. The closer a data center is to your physical location, the better the performance. Proximity may also impact your networking costs. Look for a provider with multiple options close by so that you can respond to issues.
These are just a few of the bigger issues to consider when evaluating your colocation data center needs. Before signing a deal, we recommend scheduling an on-site visit to discuss your options and check out the location firsthand.
Data Center Options in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston
All LOGIX data centers will keep your data secure and highly accessible, including:
- Secure, 24/7 year-round monitoring.
- Dedicated cabinets and cages.
- Room for expansion.
- A/B diverse power feeds and flexible power configurations.
LOGIX provides best-in-class performance and reliability for high density and high availability. LOGIX data centers are fitted with multiple redundancies to deliver exceptional uptime and uninterrupted power. Service-level agreements have 100% uptime guarantees on power.
Strategically positioned in Austin’s central business district, the LOGIX Austin data center provides a highly reliable infrastructure, carrier-neutral connectivity options and customized solutions for your colocation data center requirements.
LOGIX offers multiple Houston data center colocation options in both downtown and surrounding areas. Whether you require a data hall, cage or multiple racks, LOGIX has a secure, scalable and reliable colocation data center solution for your business.
Dallas and Fort Worth
The LOGIX Dallas colocation data center is in a secure downtown location to serve customers of varying sizes from a wide range of industries. The LOGIX Fort Worth colocation data center is also situated in a secure downtown location.
Where you choose to locate your data center can have an impact on performance. If you are not sure which location to choose, talk to the experts at LOGIX Fiber Networks to discuss your requirements.
LOGIX also provides internet, Ethernet, Wavelength, SD-WAN and Cloud Connect solutions at LOGIX data centers and offers high-speed connectivity options to nearly 100 third-party data centers throughout Texas.
Data Center RFP Template
You can also use this data center request for proposal (RFP) template to select the right provider. The RFP is a critical step toward successfully outsourcing some of your IT infrastructure. Simply edit or delete sections from the template to reflect your firm’s pre-determined criteria and customize it as needed.
LOGIX is the largest independent fiber provider in Texas, with redundant, flexible colocation data centers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston. Request a tour today and see for yourself why some of the largest companies in Texas choose LOGIX Fiber Networks as their data center provider.