The interior of CoreSite's Los Angeles data center. The company said today that it is expanding its footprint by 2 megawatts.

The interior of CoreSite's Los Angeles data center. The company said today that it is expanding its footprint by 2 megawatts.

Four Big Advantages of Multi-Tenant Data Centers

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Server virtualization, application delivery, and IT consumerization have all impacted how end-users process and consume information. Because of this, entire business models are being forced to change and data center operations forced to evolve.

New types of demands can be difficult for IT to juggle for a variety of reasons. They represent tactical issues relating to IT staffing and budget, but they also represent real inflection points in the way enterprises strategically conduct business in the 21st century.

Within IT, CIOs are trying to figure out how to do more with fewer resources. It’s not just pressure from CFOs to reduce capital expenses. It’s also the ongoing challenge of finding trained staff for key responsibilities, especially in geographical areas where demand for IT skills is high.

Beyond IT, organizations are asking CIOs to deploy infrastructures that help the business respond quickly to changing competitive conditions. At the top of the list: the ability for employees to communicate quickly among themselves (for greater productivity), and for suppliers, partners and customers to access information quickly (for greater service and reliability).

In this whitepaper from CoreSite, we see how there are multiple definitions of multi-tenancy. Some cite the presence of applications side-by-side as multi-tenancy, while others cite the presence of customer data side-by-side as multi-tenancy. No matter how it’s defined, a multi-tenant data center houses multiple communication networks in a single facility.

So, from a CIO/CFO perspective, what are the big four efficiency advantages of a multi-tenant data center?

  • Outsourcing infrastructure needs
  • Implementation and shared infrastructure efficiency
  • Cost control and operational efficiency
  • The true agility of a multi-tenant data center

Download this whitepaper today to learn how multi-tenant data centers give enterprises the opportunity to serve customers and end-users better. With greater proximity to high-speed networks and other cloud providers, enterprises can reduce latency, improve application performance and increase customer satisfaction of all-important online access. Ultimately, this means that enterprises can take advantage of multi-tenant data centers to accelerate the pace of their business, while at the same time lowering their total cost of ownership for infrastructure.

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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