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 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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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES?

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS 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.

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS 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.

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES Data center colocation provides top-of-the-line infrastructures . A purpose-built, colocation facility integrates multiple layers of redundancy and provides unmatched reliability. Multiple power sources, sophisticated backup systems, efficient cooling and filtration systems, multiple Internet connections and more provide the necessary safeguards against failures and ensure continuous uptime. They don’t have to worry about infrastructure components like cooling, backup, power, routers, firewalls and more. The data center provider has to monitor and manage all supporting infrastructure and systems. Dedicated staff maintains these systems around-the-clock.

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS 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.

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES Data center colocation providers have relationships with major carriers. By colocating in a quality data center, medium-sized businesses immediately gain access to numerous carrier networks. These networks provide exceptionally fast connections to the Internet; and trained in-house experts make sure they operate at peak performance. With so many carrier networks available in one place, medium-sized businesses benefit from a more competitive landscape and typically enjoy lower bandwidth prices. Multiple carriers also allow medium-sized businesses to switch providers easily when outages occur.

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS 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.

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? MAJOR BONUSES FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES Data center colocation provides the maximum value at the lowest cost. By far, cost and value are the major reasons medium-sized businesses adopt a colocation model. Companies of all sizes can improve the reliability of their IT infrastructure at the same time they lower operating costs. A medium-sized business can lease only the space it needs and scale as the business grows. In addition, energy consumption, and in turn energy costs, are typically lower because of greater efficiency in colocation facilities.

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DATA CENTER COLOCATION IS IT RIGHT FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES? Data center colocation is one of the best choices for medium-sized businesses. In fact, no other alternative can match the level of benefits colocation provides. As a result, the colocation market has seen major growth over the past few years and is expected to continue growing in the near future. CyrusOne currently provides more than 1,000,000 square feet of colocated floor space in top tier data centers across the nation. The company operates colocation facilities in various centers of business including Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Cincinnati, Chicago, London and Singapore. CyrusOne serves enterprise clients in many industries, including energy, oil and gas, medical, technology , finance and consumer goods and services.

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About the author Nicole Aguillard is the marketing director for CyrusOne , a global enterprise colocation provider operating 23 highly secure data centers across the United States, London and Singapore. Learn more about Data Center Colocation by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com .

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