The data center is a critical element of the business infrastructure. As business advances, commitment to a long-term IT plan becomes mandatory. Midsize businesses need complete data center solutions, and their current solutions will impact their IT infrastructure for years, even decades.
Before organizations can refine the details of their IT plans, they need to make decisions that support their overall strategy. Should you build a fully equipped indoor coloco center or use colocation facilities?
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The advantages of building a data center
The main reason midsize businesses choose to build centers is control. You want complete control over your IT operating environment. You can choose who has access to your center, who works there, and even its storage temperature.
Another benefit of the inner center is the less risk of moving. If a company relies on a third party, there is always the possibility that the third party will no longer be available at a later time. When a company has its center, it knows it will always be available.
The main benefit of building a data center is that all IT staff work near the data center floor. With an external solution, only a small number of IT staff will be at the facility regularly.