When considering a colocation provider, there are a number of metrics that need to be evaluated. One metric that may be overlooked is the PUE, or Power Usage Effectiveness. Simply put, the PUE is a metric that quantifies the power efficiency of the overall data center operation and is expressed as a ration between the power entering the data center over what the IT assets actually consume. According to the Uptime Institute, an enterprise data center industry group, the average data center PUE is 1.8.
I was one of the lucky ones to get a few days off over the recent extended Holiday weekend and it gave me some time to really reflect on all the things I should be thankful for in my life. Many of us work so hard to succeed by making quota, finding more clients, taking care of existing customers, along with all the other obligations, that we never take time to reflect on what made us the people we are today and why we should be thankful for all the things in the past that brought us here.
Last week I received a call from a customer telling me that they are now ready to expand their data center reach into Asia. He wanted my opinion regarding the best location for deployment. I explained that this is a question I get quite frequently and if there were no other factors pushing their company toward any specific country in Asia, I would choose colocation in Singapore for the following reasons:
Ok, so I’m obviously not really Bruce Lee, may he rest in peace. But you have to admit, the title for this blog is a little more compelling than something like, “CEO Tips for Colocation in Hong Kong.”
Sourcing for colocation in Hong Kong can be tricky if you are not sure of the risks that each data center proposes. We at Global Communication Networks have several successful deployments in Hong Kong and have been able to steer clear of all of them without any risk to our clients. Hopefully via this blog you will be able to garner some valuable information that will keep you out of harms way as well.