Data Center Colocation: Addressing Today’s IT Concerns

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Growing organizations are faced with new challenges around their expansion plans. IT managers have to figure out how to create new efficiencies, and try to expand their environment as efficiently and economically as possible. This is where data center colocation can really help. In selecting the right type of partner and provider, IT concerns can be met, handled and overcome.

There is a direct need for flexibility and expertise from the colocation partner. This is a major driver for many organizations who still want to retain some element of control within their environment. In this whitepaper from CyrusOne, you’re able to see how CyrusOne’s Massively Modular Technology is helping overcome IT data center challenges. This includes:

  • Investing in common infrastructure up front: these include land, building shell, substation, fire protection and management systems.
  • Modular and scalable design facilities, easy plug-in of electrical and mechanical subsystems when needed.
  • Build increments are scalable to meet exact customer requirements.
  • Within the data hall, infrastructure resides on the outside, while computing lies on the inside.

Aside from utilizing a modular system, the right colocation partner will have redundancy, security and resiliency built into their environment. In meeting IT data center concerns, this whitepaper features Gartner reports and how CyrusOne approaches the challenges:

  • Greenfield and retrofit capabilities
  • Modular growth options
  • Redundancy – 2N, N+1, 1N
  • 100% uptime SLA
  • Carrier-neutral facilities

As infrastructures continue to grow and become more complex, greater demands will be placed on data center executives. Research from Garner shows that there will be an 800% growth in data over the next five years, with 80% of it being unstructured. This means more organizations are going to move their environments to a colocation partner – and those executives will need to address design questions. How will their environment scale? How well is the data center maintained? Does the data center plan align with the business needs? A good data center provider can help answer all of these questions and overcome any executive concern.

Click here to download this white paper and get an inside view of some of the big executive questions currently out there, how they’re overcome, and the Gartner research that supports the data.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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