Many firms choose to outsource their data center facility operations to a third party. Developing and managing the data center request for proposal (RFP) process is critical in ensuring you select a data center that is operated and maintained efficiently and effectively.
Poorly written and managed RFPs can make data centers costlier to run and increase risk of downtime. Whether driven by finances, expansions, consolidation, disaster recovery planning or simply wanting to focus resources on core competencies, moving all or a portion of your data center operations to a third-party data center, or colocation, provider is a smart move.
The LOGIX Fiber Network Data Center request for proposal (RFP) template is available as a complimentary resource to firms evaluating data centers to help them present their colocation requirements to data centers in Texas.
It is a collection of best practices from industry experts including several of the largest enterprise data center providers, leading data center and colocation trade journals, research analysts, active data center managers, and enterprise IT leaders. All have spent years delivering data center and colocation solutions and offer guidelines that businesses should consider when scoping colocation requirements and evaluating providers.