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Tips in Colocation Services

September 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Rack Alley

Are you looking for a LA colocation facility? Selecting a host and colocation company that is near to your business can be handy in times that you encounter problems or when you need to upgrade and both require hands on time. There are numerous hosting companies with Los Angeles data centers that are available for colocation. But before you sign any deals, here are some tips on how you can determine your best options.

Determine how much space and servers do you need. Colocation services and plans differ based on the number of servers you want. This can range from a single server unit up to renting a whole private cabinet. Next thing to check is their network IP providers. Check who their primary and fall over providers are and verify if the network providers are reliable and has great SLA ratings.

Security and compliance to the latest technology and infrastructures is very important in choosing colocation. Some businesses require special security systems. If you require HIPAA, FISMA and other industry compliance standards, check first with your colocation choices if these are available. There several colocation facilities that are compliant with security and service organization control standards

Customer service and 24/7 support for your servers and data centers are very important. If possible, choose Los Angeles colocation companies with 99.99% uptime SLAs. Understand that nothing is perfect and unplanned downtimes can happen. The company should have a contingency plan on how to solve problems efficiently and fast. In e-commerce, a single minute downtime can cost you thousands of dollars. Though prevention is always promised, in case there’s a problem, make sure that they have high level engineers available round the clock.

Rack Alley offers colocation services that ranges from 1U Server to Full Cabinet. Visit their site to learn more about the specifics, bandwidth and pricing for different plans.

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