The arguments for moving to a colocation facility are getting stronger as the demands on the IT infrastructure increase, driven by demands for increased security, faster connectivity, greater reliability, higher powered compute and the transition to cloud.
For most enterprises, the up-front costs of building a new private data centre can be prohibitive not to mention the increasing costs of maintaining it to meet the changing needs of the business and new technical architectures.
Outsourcing to colocation is not the answer to every IT department’s data centre challenges but increasingly, companies of all sizes are finding that handling their company’s additional compute power creates additional complexity and cost with the requirement for more capacity, flexibility, connectivity and scalability than they can currently provide.
And for every CIO and CFO, there comes an assessment of whether retaining an in-house facility warrants the risk and effort required to build and subsequently maintain it.
Which is when outsourcing the data centre and placing the infrastructure in a purpose-built, well-managed, carrier-neutral, highly secure and resilient dedicated facility with direct connections to public cloud becomes the preferred, the most effective and the most efficient option, allowing the IT function to focus on the business itself.
The journey to considering colocation as the best option for a business can be driven by a number of factors around capacity, risk and situation that trigger an organisation to review their data centre provision.
Colocation with Datum gives you the benefits of:
Datum’s flexible and scalable colocation facilities provide our clients with:
Colocation can provide recognised benefits from cost savings, conversion from CapEx to Opex, greater resilience and security, better connectivity and performance as well as the ability to quickly scale up or down as your business demands but choosing the right provider can be daunting. Datum commissioned analyst Quocirca to write a white paper guide to choosing colocation. Entitled Data Centre Colocation: An easy decision, a difficult choice, the white paper can be downloaded from our Resource Centre.
If you are considering co-lo as a possible solution, book a tour to see what Datum could offer you, and to discuss how Datum and our connected ecosystem of service and cloud providers can help ease the journey – call us on 0845 568 0123