Data Center Evaluation
Once the key the decision to adopt a hosted infrastructure environment has been made, the next significant decision is in making the right choice and going with the best dedicated hosting service provider. Picture an organization that is forced to incur high switching costs and business operations interruption to switch hosting providers once it discovers that the current datacenter service provider does not have the capacity to scale with the company's growing hosting needs.
Hence, it becomes crucial to carefully evaluate the complete suite of services offered by the prospective providers for not only current company requirements but also all possible future needs. It isn't going too far to say that the success or failure of an organization may be dependent on the choice of a service provider. The following vendor selection framework outlining the essential parameters or attributes serves as a tool to analyze and determine the most appropriate vendor for datacenter services.