If you’re company is ready to take the next step by hiring a colocation provider, you have a lot to consider. Making sure you select the right provider can have a huge effect on your company’s future success.
While there are many LA colocation providers to choose from, this can be a mixed blessing. It’s important to start out by remembering that any providers in the surrounding area will be able to fit the bill as well when it comes to server hosting. Los Angeles has many others around it that you should explore.
Look for a provider that is comparable in size to your own company or at least deals with companies your own size. The reason being is that you don’t want a company that deals with solely with huge companies if yours is a small business. You could end up dealing with a situation where other companies take precedent over your own.
Also, make sure you’re clear on what you actually need from a colocation provider. Most will offer a number of services and, while they may be attractive, you don’t want to pay for anything you won’t use. Instead, keep their other services in mind for down the road, but only pay for what you absolutely need when you first start out.
Consider speaking to any companies of similar size in your area. As long as they aren’t direct competitors, they should be able to recommend you some good companies.
Blog submitted by Rack Alley. They operate a LA data center that handles everything from colocation to website hosting and much more.