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Data Center Colocation: Is It Right for Medium-Sized Businesses?

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Everyday more and more businesses make data center colocation part of their IT strategy. The enormous cost and time investments required to build complex facilities are causing even the largest …

Everyday more and more businesses make data center colocation part of their IT strategy. The enormous cost and time investments required to build complex facilities are causing even the largest enterprises to re-think data center ownership. Rather than operating their own data centers, these companies trust their mission-critical systems to third-party providers. Learn more about Data Center Colocation by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.

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  • 1. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES?
  • 2. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES?• Everyday more and more businesses make data center colocation part of their IT strategy.• The enormous cost and time investments required to build complex facilities are causing even the largest enterprises to re-think data center ownership.• Rather than operating their own data centers, these companies trust their mission-critical systems to third-party providers.• But what would be the best strategy for medium-sized businesses?• Would an in-house operation or data center colocation make better sense?• Medium-sized businesses are often in a tough spot when it comes to finding the right internal IT solution.
  • 3. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES?• It’s financially impractical to build an off-site data center. And, creating an in-house operation gets quite pricey.• Challenges include attracting and retaining the best talent, maintaining the latest technologies, supporting the user base, and quickly and affordably scaling operations as the business grows.• In a data center colocation model, companies basically lease data center space.• Businesses typically pay a regular fee for the space, power, cooling, connectivity, security and other data center features they use.• Companies provide and manage their own equipment, although the colocation provider may offer 24/7 on-site support, as well as other services.
  • 4. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES
  • 5. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES Data center colocation offers a secure environment. •Colocation facilities protect business’ equipment and information assets. •Numerous leading-edge security systems are installed in colocation facilities, including fire suppression, video surveillance, controlled entry, security personnel and more.
  • 6. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES
  • 7. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES Data center colocation makes support experts available. •Building an in-house IT support staff similar to what a colocation provider could offer would be almost impossible for a medium-sized business. •A reputable colocation provider will staff and train hard-to-find technical resources. •These resources will be available to support colocation customers 24/7.
  • 8. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES
  • 9. DATA CENTER COLOCATIONIS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES?
  • 10. ABOUT THE AUTHORNicole Aguillard is the marketing director for CyrusOne, a globalenterprise colocation provider operating 23 highly secure data centersacross the United States, London and Singapore. Learn more about Data Center Colocation by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com.