Minimize the risks associated with on-site or dedicated data centers by transitioning to a colocation service. MDI Access Inc. approaches colocation by first clearly defining your end-product needs in order to ensure that site selection is conducive to your needs and not the other way around.
Colocation provides businesses the ability to expand without the cost and time involved in relocating their data center infrastructure. By first defining use, size, power density, required percentage uptime, redundancy, and budget, this will allow us to determine both the construction schedule as well as the Op Ex budget for years to come.
Reduced IT infrastructure and management costs
What is the significance of the “Tier” rating system? Groups like the Uptime Institute created a Tier system for ranking data centers in terms of infrastructure, performance and uptime. The Tiers range from I through IV, I being the least amenities afforded and IV being the most tenant amenities afforded a customer. In mid-2017, Switch announced a Tier V rating, the highest rated Tier yet identified.
Why colocation instead of cloud? Colocation solutions make more sense than cloud solutions where IT groups want a higher degree of control over its hardware and network. No two IT groups are alike, and the colocation vs. cloud comparison can be tricky. MDI’s audit service includes a TCO analysis of colocation vs. cloud based on data collected from your IT team.
How do I secure Colocation Space? Customers typically lease colocation space via a traditional lease document or, more increasingly, via a Service Level Agreement (“SLA”). If you are considering signing a colocation lease, be sure to compare your options to the one’s MDI provides via its “tenant equity” or “de-escalating rent” programs.
Why MDI Access?
When you're looking for a trusted partner, experience counts.
MDI Access has been providing clients with innovative, cost-effective infrastructure management and data center solutions since 1992. We've design/built and retrofitted more than 1,000,000 square feet of central office and data center space across the U.S., Canada and Asia.
From multi-site rollouts to smaller scale deployments, our time-tested, five-step process remains the same: define, design, model, construct, commission.