Document Assists Enterprises in Search for the Best Data Center Colocation Provider
Dallas, TX (February 3, 2014) – Global data center services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) announced today the availability of a request for proposal (RFP) template that can help enterprises easily compare, evaluate, and decide on the best data center colocation provider to meet their specific business requirement. The Data Center RFP template is available upon request from CyrusOne’s website.
“Many Fortune 1000 CIOs are discovering that it’s more cost-effective to partner with a third party that provides colocation services rather than continue building, owning, and operating their own data centers,” said Scott Brueggeman, chief marketing officer of CyrusOne. “However, selecting the right colocation partner requires close examination of data center requirements and then intensive vetting of different providers.”
The CyrusOne Data Center RFP template draws on the collective experience of data center industry experts who have spent years assisting enterprises with the development of data center solutions, finalizing contracts, and implementing flexible and scalable IT environments.
“Our goal with the RFP template is to help even the most well-informed buyers streamline their selection process and ultimately choose the data center provider that best meets their business needs,” Brueggeman continued.
Prospective customers can use CyrusOne’s RFP template, which is customizable, to organize information around their specific requirements. Some of the key sections included in the Data Center RFP template are provider overview, building and property information, network services, risk overview, and availability review.
Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities, Connectivity, and Open-IX Certification
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, and engineers its facilities to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an available highest possible power redundancy (2N) architecture.
Customers have access to the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (National IX), which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that the company is known for by creating the first-ever data center platform that virtually links a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities in multiple metropolitan markets.
The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 500 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their internal disaster recovery requirements and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.
CyrusOne was also recently the first to receive multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association. This certification highlights that CyrusOne facilities have achieved the highest quality for power, cooling, security, and, most importantly, carrier-neutral connectivity. The OIX Association has a mandate to promote resilient interconnection in hub cities to facilitate a more resilient Internet.
With 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the Fortune 20 companies and more than 125 of the Fortune 1000.
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CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 600 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 125 of the Fortune 1000 companies.
CyrusOne's data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne's National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.