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Buy or Build? Beware “Invisible” Costs of Private Data Centers [White Paper]

Data and technology are essential – but expensive – components of any modern enterprise.

With the proliferation of data, the complexity of privacy and security regulations, and the ever-growing number of high-profile data breaches making headlines (and giving CIOs nightmares), building a private data center may seem like a logical IT solution for your enterprise.

The advantages of a data center compared to an ad hoc facility are numerous:

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The High Cost of In-House IT Infrastructure

Got servers? Do you know exactly how much it costs to cool and run them?

For any healthcare, enterprise IT, or other organization with 10+ racks of servers, beware: 
if you’re running them yourself, you may be wasting upwards of $36,000 a year in excess power costs.

And that’s not even the worst part.

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3 Ways Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cures Your IT Headaches

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) breaks the IT spending model paradigm. IaaS saves money, offers unprecedented peace of mind, and clears the road for innovation because it removes the need to purchase, maintain, monitor, protect and upgrade the physical infrastructure needed for critical operations.

It’s not like Mom used to say: With IaaS you buy the milk – and let someone else deal with the cow. IaaS eliminates three chronic headaches that hamper or limit IT departments and organizations.

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Virtualization Uncovered: What Is It and How Can It Slash Your IT Costs?


Virtualization is a current IT trend. Many companies are “virtualizing their infrastructure” – what exactly does that mean?

A first time visitor to a data center will first notice the rows upon rows of computers. Big machines, little machines, in between machines but hundreds or thousands of machines!  Most of the machines are in racks, some stand by themselves, but either way you experience a bewildering array of machines. The machines are physical - meaning that you could kick them…not a good idea, but you could physically harm them.

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