After a shortlist of co-location vendors has been determined, IT must still take the next steps to ensure that all due diligence has be covered. Ensure that vendor claims are valid, and that facilities and surrounding areas are adequate for the organization’s data center co-location needs by conducting an evaluation of the site with a site visit.
This checklist covers areas such as:
- Physical security of the co-location site.
- Facility upkeep and maintenance.
- Facility requirements.
Use a co-location site visit and evaluation checklist to add an extra layer of due diligence during the co-location vendor selection process.