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Choosing the Right Colocation Provider

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If your company is in the market for a Los Angeles colocation provider, don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re all the same. You may just see a room full of servers, but the truth is that there’s much more to it than that. Continue reading for some tips on finding the colocation provider that’s right for you.

The easiest way to find the right business for you is to speak with other companies of comparable size in your area and asking whom they use for server hosting. Los Angeles has a number of qualified candidates, so you might be surprised to hear that some of these businesses go outside LA for theirs.

This is perfectly understandable though. The vast majority of the work they do is done remotely, after all. You’ll have practically no reason to visit the premises and they may never come and see yours.

While this type of recommendation can be invaluable, keep in mind that their needs may be vastly different than yours. Colocation providers offer a number of services, so it’s important that you take the time to figure out which ones you actually need. Otherwise, you’ll end up spending good money on things you don’t need and will never use.

Although LA has a number of colocaiton providers, this can be a mixed blessing. Make the most out of your options by considering the above advice and you’ll be bound to make the best choice.


Blog submitted by Rack Alley. They operate a Los Angeles data center that handles everything from colocation to website hosting and much more.

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