Originally Posted by alnitech
I am disagree here. If you are selling icecream you do not need to have your own cows. Some people have near basement-based DCs ... And many reputable providers do not own DCs at all.
I agreed with you and mostly web hosting companies leasing rackspace in data center, which is owned by other companies. But it doesn't sounds those companies aren't reliable. The most important thing you want to know is, they have a physical access to your servers or not. Also they must have a good SLA in place with data center to replace hardware equipment if it's essential.