Enterprises are moving data off-site. In a survey conducted by IDG, 41% of organizations said they plan to move their entire data center within a multi-tenant environment (also called a colocation facility) in the next 12 months*. Remember the old adage: “good, fast, cheap – pick any two”? Seems that colocation providers are revamping that into: “100% reliable, near light speed and more cost-effective than doing it in-house.”
Considerations Beyond Data Center Cost
Comparing the costs – of IT personnel, hardware, data transport and even data center physical security – is important, of course. That said, any enterprise evaluating moving some or all on-premises data center-related IT operations is faced with many factors to weigh, including some you might not have considered to date:
What’s ideal is that the options, enriched by private/public/hybrid cloud deployment possibilities, are making colocation pricing just one part of the business case, and you don’t have to settle for best two out of three.
*MOVE TO THE FUTURE: Off-Site Data Centers Gain Momentum
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