Dec 7, 2012

Is Colocation part of your 2013 IT strategy?


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Are you the SMB or new startup who began housing a server in your spare closet? Or is your mid-size business booming with application usage and customers who can’t get enough of your product? Or are you the enterprise that has the hardware, capital and manpower you need, and are now considering building your own data center facility?

If you are facing challenges managing your IT Infrastructure, now is the time to set the strategy for 2013. At each stage of a company lifecycle, a new hurdle will present itself, so before you make the decision to partner with a colocation provider, here are some factors to consider.

Colocation drivers, benefits and ROI – Performance, scalability and data growth are the top infrastructure challenges for enterprises.

Build your own data center – Did you know the average cost of building a data center is between $1000 and $1500 per square foot? This is important to consider when evaluating long-term, cost-effective options.

Scalability – Leading data centers now offer power capacities of up to 12Kw per rack – more power, same footprint.

As you plan for next year, how do you know if colocation is the right solution for your organization? And more importantly, how do you make the case for it?

Want to learn more? Our Colocation Buyer’s Guide is a comprehensive resource to help you make an informed decision about colocation.

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