So your company is expanding and growing at a rapid rate, and the demand requires more space, power and cooling – what do you do? Build a new data center, or buy (lease, or outsource your IT needs to a different provider).
Research firm Forrester conducted interviews of IT professionals to analyze the economics of data centers and the classic build vs. buy conundrum that arises when it comes time to provision for additional capacity, IT infrastructure and operations.
What kind of advantages are associated with colocation that you don’t get with building a data center? Forrester reports that there are very few upfront costs, and most of the expenditure is operational, not capital.
What kind of advantages are associated with building your own data center that you can’t get when you choose colocation? Mainly control:
The detailed and practical costs of building your own data center include a fair amount of capital and upfront costs. But there are other often overlooked costs that add up quickly:
If you’ve decided against building your own data center and prefer to lease one for colocation or cloud purposes, Otava offers 11 locations worldwide to choose from. With geographic separation to minimize risk, N+1 redundancy built into every facility and five 9’s of availability, Otava ensures your business is always on and always running. Learn more about our locations or contact us today.
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