Ask a room of IT pros about long-term goals for their companies, and you’re likely to hear a common theme: cut down our data center footprint. As primary IT functions become available as a service and the need to depend on physical infrastructure wanes, nearly every industry is looking to downsize. After all, from real estate to maintenance, data centers demand major investments.
Colocation sites help organizations rely less on on-premises infrastructure while connecting them to services, solutions and providers that help improve business. But how should CIOs decide which colo providers to work with? What about whether colo providers will support companies’ cloud strategies, or if it’s ever still a strategically sound decision to build a new secondary data center?
We’ll address each of these questions and more in our next #StorageDebate Twitter chat. Colo provider Digital Realty will share an inside look at the top questions CIOs have about colo sites – and how to ensure your colo strategy proves its ROI.
Here’s how to participate:
When: Thursday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET
The debate: Colo or No: Is the data center of the future a colo site?
The guest: Digital Realty (@DigitalRealty) is the world’s leading provider of data center and colocation solutions. John Freimuth, the general manager of cloud at Digital Realty, will be participating from the company’s handle.
How to participate:
- If you use a tool such as TweetDeck or Hootsuite, create a column with the #StorageDebate hashtag so you can easily follow along.
- Every #StorageDebate will begin with a Twitter poll and an invitation for all participants to share their position on the topic. Make sure to use the #StorageDebate hashtag when you tweet.
- Follow guest @DigitalRealty and hosts @lazvek, @Ellen_Rubin & @ClearSkyData.
- Jump in at any point to ask a question, pose a thought or response to the group, or share a resource you’ve found useful (don’t forget to use #StorageDebate). Feel free to favorite, retweet or respond to any tweets that resonate with you.
Spread the word:
Help us make this #StorageDebate a success by sharing the below tweet.
Are colos the future of data centers? Join the #StorageDebate Twitter chat on 8/18 at 11 am ET w/ @DigitalRealty, @lazvek & @Ellen_Rubin.