For over two decades, enterprises have recognized the benefit of migrating their critical IT to third party colocation facilities. Doing so allows them to leave the complexities of running their own data center to the experts, which can often be capital-intensive, and redirect their resources to their core competency. Choosing the right colocation facility, though, is a big decision. You have to trust that the data center’s infrastructural resiliency and operational rigor will ensure your systems will never go down. Luckily, there’s a healthy line-up of colocation providers that focus exclusively on honing their design, build, and operational expertise. Before figuring out who you’d outsource your mission-critical workloads to, the most foundational question must be answered: where? Read the bylined article by West 7 Center here.