If you search for data center colocation services, it can be very difficult to compare what you are really being sold. Many leaders readily admit this purchasing activity is not something that IT professionals (or the C-suite) do very often. Perhaps only every 5 to 10 years.
And, the industry is continuing to evolve, moving from a rack pricing model to a variable consumption pricing model. If you talk to 5 different providers, you could get several different calculations on pricing on power alone – price per kilowatt, price based on circuits, metered, and all-in.
Citadel will bring all these prices in alignment and provide you with the best options for your business. For example, Citadel will help you understand, that for circuit-based pricing, you’ll want to know how much power you receive and
if your current and future power density be supported.
For metered kilowatt-based pricing, you’ll need to drill into maximum capacity based on the allowable density within the data center. Whereas, ‘All In’ kilowatt pricing differs because all your charges are included in the price per kilowatt.
In addition to these pricing options, you’ll need to watch for common area fees, management fees, fuel charges, and other hidden charges.