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The Case for Colocation

THE CASE FOR COLOCATION Ensure Your Data is Protected Protecting data is more vital than ever in today's rapidly expanding digital universe. Yet, many companies either lack the infrastructure or space to effectively maintain an in-house data center. Colocation facilities offer a distinct advantage, with ample space, security, power, and cooling to support critical IT systems. Don't gamble with your data. Make sure it's secure. EXPONENTIAL GROWTH Cisco predicts that by 2015 there will be: 15 BILLION BILLION INTERNET NETWORK- USERS CONNECTED DEVICES THAT'S 2:1 RATIO FOR DEVICES TO PEOPLE You need to ensure applications are available to users IN-HOUSE HOSTING VS. COLOCATION FACILITIES $1,500 $0 PER KILOWATT Moving The amount of upfront capital a Tier II facility costs To construct Tier III Data Center 84% Immediately available COOLING, of data centers had Scalability issues with power, POWER AND space & cooling capacity SPACE Reported reasons for power outages: 46% Dual Power Grids Power exceed UPS supply Redundant UPS Back Up Generators 55% Availability UPS battery failure 16% Able to support massive cooling requirements with: High Power Density Cooling Businesses that cite CHIMNEY RETURNS HOT/COLD AISLE CONTAINMENT cooling as primary limiting factor in data center capacity* REAR DOOR HEAT EXCHANGER (RDHX) WATER COOLED IT SYSTEMS $0 $175,000, Approx. yearly cost to hire full-time security Security Security costs are included in colo rates Carrier Neutral 2х Network competition lowers costs by up to 50% Typical number of network vendors Network Diversity available for in-house data centers Connectivity to any carrier Redundant fiber entrances $5.4 Compliance with all federal regulatory requirements HIPAA MILLION Average total data breach cost per company Compliance PCI Healthcare and financial industries NIST/FISMA suffer highest costs per breach SSAE 16 Type II Designed Colo is Disaster Mitigation $627,418, Disaster BUNKER LIKE Average overall cost of downtime per incident CONSTRUCTION Protection REDUNDANT POWER UPS GENERATORS The advantages of a colocation facility are clear. With the peace of mind that comes along with flexible spaces, redundant power and cooling, and 24/7 security, you'll be able to focus your energy on running a successful business. Sources:;jsessionid=0CEF743DA64A11284785485FEF9B1D89?type=webcontent&articleld=324003 DATASITE

The Case for Colocation

shared by DataSiteColo on Nov 19
This infographic shows the benefits of utilizing a purpose-built, professionally run colocation facility verses operating an in-house data center facility. DataSite’s wholesale colocation facilitie...




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