The decision to use colocation data centre services shouldn't be taken lightly. Choosing the
wrong provider, suffering outages and running services from an amateur-looking environment could
not only cost you financially but also damage your professional reputation.
data centre service virgins, our expert Mike Laverick has put together a three-part series
based on his own experiences when selecting a colocation provider.
MIKE LAVERICK'S BIO: Mike Laverick is a professional instructor with 15 years of experience with technologies such as
Novell, Windows and Citrix and has been involved with the VMware community since 2003. Laverick is
a VMware forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group Steering Committee. In addition
to teaching, Laverick is the owner and author of the virtualisation website and blog RTFM
Education, where he publishes free guides and utilities aimed at VMware ESX/VirtualCenter users. In
2009, Laverick received the VMware vExpert award and helped found the Irish and Scottish user
groups. Laverick has had books published on VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3, VMware vSphere 4 and
VMware Site Recovery Manager.
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