Rackspace's very own Emil Sayegh has a great article posted on CIO.com titled "Navigating the Labyrinth: Choosing a Hosting Infrastructure." Here is a teaser:
Making the decision to host your IT infrastructure is a complicated task-so complicated, in fact, that we sometimes hear customers refer to the process as "navigating the labyrinth." But hard as it is, navigating the decision can be easy if you focus on a single question: What is my strategy for success? In other words, if your business is an instant sensation in the market, how will you scale to meet the demand? A success strategy must be built into your IT plans from day one. This includes laying out plans for the architecture, support, supply chain, language, features, operating system and hosting service level you require.
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