04-11-19 | References
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:
Source: Build or Buy? The Economics of Data Center Facilities
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