Why You Should Demand More from Your Colocation Provider

24xForever Colocation Monitoring

A recent survey conducted by 451 Research concluded that, in addition to their capacity and service requirements, customers want to “make informed, prioritized choices around the latest technologies to provide visibility, transparency, redundancy, flexibility and cost reduction.”1

Gartner concurred, saying: “Buyers of colocation services are now commonly interested in far more than simply leasing space. In addition to traditional facility differentiators (e.g., power density and resilience), other services…play a more strategic role in global infrastructure delivery and network design.”

Gartner goes on to make several recommendations when evaluating a potential colocation provider, including clarifying what DCIM capabilities the provider is able to extend to you and the level of technical support and professional services you can expect from your provider.

Read more in the Gartner report “Best Practices for Selecting a Colocation Provider.”

An interdisciplinary approach to service delivery

IO delivers full-stack transparency in an interdisciplinary approach—what we call IO.Mission Control—to transform the customer experience. This 24xForever technical assistance team monitors IO’s global data centers to ensure any potential service-impacting events are immediately addressed by the right staff members. Think of it as an extension of your IT team.

Central to IO.Mission Control is IO.Conductor, which provides software-augmented support and service delivery at the network, operations, and customer success levels to deliver the ultimate customer experience.

How IO.Conductor amplifies the customer experience

IO.Conductor allows you to easily take charge of the support and service you receive from IO. With this comprehensive self-service tool, you’ll have complete transparency into daily activities, such as conference room scheduling, package deliveries, remote hands requests, incidents, and more.

Even better, we’re about to release a robust update to IO.Conductor. This new release, IO.Conductor 3.0, was made possible by listening to the feedback of customers like you. Our response is an entirely new experience fed by your ideas and suggestions, making it the ultimate user-friendly customer portal.

What can you expect from IO.Conductor 3.0?

  • All-new UI – Easily manage your experience from your smartphone or tablet with a better performing, mobile-responsive UI that simplifies the support and service request and delivery process.
  • Improved reporting capabilities – Gain greater visibility with new self-service reporting capabilities, including All Company Tickets, Access List, and Active Packages, as well as the ability to export to Excel, CSV and PDF formats.
  • Enhanced profiles – Simplify profile management with a consolidated “Create Account Profile” function that allows Partition(s) values to be added at the same time a new profile is created.
  • Better access control – Organize and better manage active users with the enhanced Access List Modification functionality.

Hitting a visible high note with Fender

As legendary guitar maker Fender says: “IO’s remote support has been spectacular. Not only do they respond quickly, but they have a team that is well-trained and professional and that gives us confidence that the job will be done right.” Read the case study.Schedule a tour at one of IO’s data centers and see for yourself why we’ve earned successive AFCOM Data Center Manager of the Year awards.2,3


“Insights from Colocation Buyers Delivered in New 451 Research Report,” BusinessInsider.com, 09/14/2017.
“David Shaw of IO is AFCOM’s Data Center Manager of the Year,” DataCenterKnowledge.com, 05/02/2013.
“Jason Pfaff of IO Named Data Center Manager of the Year by AFCOM,” IO press release, 05/02/2014.


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