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The Case for Colocation

INTERNAP' The Case for Colocation IT|1Q 64% of organizations engage in some form of data center colocation services "Source: Focus Research Group Colocation Services Buyers Guide What Are the Drivers? Top Hardware Infrastructure Challenges for Enterprises Data Growth 47% Performance & Scalability 37% Gartner User Survey Analysis: Key Trends Shaping the Future of Data Center Infrastructure Through 2011 Benefit: Improve Reliability/Availability Many providers will state their availability as a percentage of uptime in a given year, so you have a better idea of the amount of uptime you can expect. Q: 99.999? 99.9? What's the Difference? A: The Difference is 86 seconds per day or 43 minutes more downtime every month. Benefit: Reduce Costs Benefit: Increase Scalability $1500/sq ft 12KW+ The average cost of Leading data centers now building a data center offer power is between $1000 and capacities of $1500 per square foot. up to 12KW per rack. Source: Data Center Knowledge Data Center Economics: Build vs. Buy Benefit: Risk Mitigation Benefit: Compliance A colocation data center facility offers security features comparable to a government building. On-site security, video surveillance and even biometric fingerprint In the digital information age, many companies are required to abide by certain compliance and • regulatory policies. Since data center facilities and colocation providers have already done the heavy lifting to comply with regulatory requirements, you can save time and SAS 70 scanners are standard security procedures to protect customer equipment and data. money. Return on Investment 70% 24% expected a return of CEOS, business within six months owners and IT decision of makers expect to see those: 40% a return on investment from their colocation 29% within solution twelve within two years months "Source: Colocation Trends Report by Learn More in Click Here to Download the eBook

The Case for Colocation

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The Case for Colocation gives the business case for why colocation is a value added service for businesses. It explains the drivers, benefits, and the expected timeline for return on investment.




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