Monday, August 4, 2014

Why, Unless You're Running With Amazon, Google and Microsoft, You Should Never Build Another Data Center - Forbes

The Make-vs-Buy Question

The question every IT executive must answer is whether it's worth a $20+ million investment to build, own and operate a facility, which is probably still not state-of-the-art, but merely much sufficient for future needs and much better than existing facilities? Or would it be better to lease space in a veritable data center superstore that provides higher efficiency, better physical and perimeter network security, ample room for growth and far better network connections to major ISPs, wireless carriers and cloud services? I contend that for IT organizations both large and small, owning, operating, maintaining and upgrading data centers yields no significant business advantage and is a waste of IT capital and effort.

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