Colocation Selection and Procurement Best Practices - Part 1

Provided by Mission Critical

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define what scoping for success means.
  2. Identify 17 considerations to ensure success.
  3. Develop a strategy to down-select candidates.
  4. Understand the importance of site selection.


1 AIA LU/Elective
1 PDH*

Below are a set of links to articles from Mission Critical. Click on each link below to read the articles and then complete the quiz to earn your credit and certificate of completion.

How To Scope for Success
Using insights gained through dozens of colocation selection projects worldwide, this article discusses 17 points that should be evaluated during the scoping process in order to ensure success.
Kirk Killian

How To Properly Pick the Place for Your Colo Suite
Data center proximity, telecom latency, business continuity, employee availability, and environmental and economic factors are key in narrowing down colocation options according to geography.
Kirk Killian

How To Negotiate Colocation Contracts
Skillfully negotiating colo contracts involves structuring both the business and delivery terms to meet your needs, but the final contract must capture those terms in clear, enforceable language.
Kirk Killian


Originally published in Mission Critical
Originally published in August 2021