Build or Buy? 6 Key Factors to Help You Decide

The "build or buy" decision about data enter expansion will affect a company and its bottom line for decades and should therefore be weighed very carefully. This White Paper from CyrusOne thoroughly examines six key factors to consider in evaluating this decision.

As data center operators confront the surging volume of data from popular applications, they are faced with two options for expanding – either build and operate a new facility, or lease the capacity from a colocation provider. This "build or buy" decision will affect a company and its bottom line for decades and should therefore be weighed very carefully.

This White Paper from CyrusOne thoroughly examines six key factors to consider before making the "build or buy"decision, including how to analyze the total cost of ownership, assessing the necessity of expansion and environmental issues. It explores the cost in constructing a new data center, the urgency of need (dictated by slow, steady growth or rapid expansion), and the unpredictable evolution of hardware and space requirements within a new facility. The paper reviews the issues associated with fluid and cooling regulation within a data center, and the methodologies for both high- and low-density environments, along with the costs associated with producing an efficient, environmentally safe data center, Learn about the complex financial issues which may dictate the "build or buy" decision, and how to weight the merits of colocation as a legitimate option for data center expansion.

Learn the six key factors in the decision to "build or buy." Click here to download this white paper on the necessity of expansion and the consideration of colocation versus new data center construction.

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