Data Informed, November 14, 2016
Not long ago, when a company needed to expand its storage capacity and IT power, building a secondary data center was almost inevitable. It was also costly and riddled with operational speedbumps – but it was the course of action most organizations chose. Few had other options in sight.
Today, the era of private data center building is over. There are no longer any viable circumstances under which companies should build new facilities. Colocation and cloud services have changed the game. And according to Gartner, they’re “natural allies, not competitors.”
If building a new site is still under your team’s consideration, there’s almost definitely an efficient, low-cost option that better suits your organization.