Financial Benefits of Hosted Data Centres

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“A slower economy tends to result in an increased demand for outsourced data handling, as businesses look
for ways to cut costs. Right across North America, the data centers that are built are filling up. And as they fill up, the price is going up. The best time to get into a hosted data center is right now."

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Financial Benefits of Hosted Data Centres

  1. 1. CentriLogic is a leading provider of outsourced Data Center and Hosting solutions for organizations doing brand and mission-critical business on the Internet. State of the art Data Center facilities in both the United States and Canada, industry best practices, experienced technical resources and proactive customer support enable our customers to outsource IT seamlessly and gain peace of mind. CentriLogic.com CONTACT Jim Latimer VP Client Solutions E: jlatimer@centrilogic.com T: 1.866.366.3678 Twitter: @CentriLogic Free downloads from our online Resource Center: Overview of CentriLogic Solution This datasheet outlines our philosophy, approach, and solution offerings. Overview of Centrilogic Facilities Learn about CentriLogic standards for security, fire detection and much more. “A slower economy tends to result in an increased demand for outsourced data handling, as businesses look for ways to cut costs. Right across North America, the data centers that are built are filling up. And as they fill up, the price is going up. The best time to get into a hosted data center is right now." Financial Benefits of Hosted Data Centers 1. DO YOU KNOW THE TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO) OF YOUR INTERNAL DATA FACILITIES? In the technology space, TCO is simply an assessment of the financial impact of deploying an IT solution over its entire life cycle. It should include total cost of acquisition and all operating costs. Factor in calculations for facilities, infrastructure, utilities, personnel, capital equipment, software and licenses, insurance, monitoring, and support required to implement and maintain the solution. You can limit and control these expenditures by leveraging top tier hosting facilities, network infrastructure and managed services. 2. WHAT IS YOUR FINANCIAL, LEGAL OR BUSINESS EXPOSURE FOR LOST/COMPROMISED DATA? A study from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles estimates that data loss costs U.S. businesses more than $18 billion a year and the number is rapidly growing. Data Center companies can ensure the integrity of your data using secure facilities and networks, scalable storage and computing resources, and on-demand elastic cloud-based solutions. 3. COULD YOU BENEFIT FROM CONSERVING CASH AND REDUCING CAPITAL EXPENDITURES? In a challenging economy, most organizations focus on conserving cash. Many are unable to borrow to cover the up-front expenditures required for internal Data Center services. Outsourcing can extend these costs over time and provide access to an array of physical and virtual technologies, as well as a range of services and expertise. 4. WHAT WOULD BE THE COST TO YOUR COMPANY IF YOUR CUSTOMER-FACING OR INTERNAL DATA SYSTEMS SUDDENLY BECAME UNAVAILABLE, OFFLINE OR DESTROYED? In answering this question, remember that cost can be measured in different ways. Beyond obvious measurable dollar costs, you should also consider the negative financial impact of lost productivity. There is also a high cost to be paid when the integrity of your brand is damaged by issues related to data storage or retrieval problems that could be avoided by using a hosted data center. Be sure to utilize purpose-built hosting facilities for redundant /diverse disaster recovery and business continuity. 5. IS YOUR OWN FACILITY COMPLIANT WITH MINIMUM AUDIT AND COMPLIANCY STANDARDS? IF NOT, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST YOUR COMPANY TO MEET THOSE STANDARDS? Your IT environment must meet all necessary audit and compliancy standards in order to manage and reduce your overall business risk, liability, exposure and associated costs. Leading hosting providers are Type II SAS 70 certified, with facilities and processes that meet minimum audit and compliancy requirements: PCI, HIPAA, SOX and will help you limit exposure and costs by maintaining the proper standards. Data Centers offer numerous cost benefits for organizations looking for ways to store and manage data more efficiently and cost-effectively. Here are five key questions to take into consideration as you assess the potential financial advantages of utilizing outsourced Data Center and Hosting Solutions. United States Head Office 28 Mansfield Street, Rochester, New York USA 14606 T: 1.585.277.1300 Canadian Head Office 2 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 500, Mississauga, ON Canada L4Z 1H8 T: 1.905.686.9682

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