Making matches between enterprises and services inside a colocation facility is getting easier with tools that act like LinkedIn in the data center.
Enterprises in a colocation data center seeking just the right data transfer service may find what they're looking for is right in front of them.
An increasingly sophisticated set of matchmaking tools is being made available within colocation data centers to help enterprises find the products or services needed to solve their problems. It's part of an effort among colo providers to address a shifting mindset among their customers, emphasizing an "interconnection-rich ecosystem," said Jabez Tan, research director for data center and cloud at Structure Research Ltd., in Toronto.
Rather than scouring the world to find a managed services provider, IT shops might find it "immensely helpful to have that warm connection [established] via a middleman."