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[White Paper] Build or Buy? The Economics Of Data Center Facilities

June 27, 2011

This report was published by Forrester Research Inc. on June 27, 2011.

A Total Economic Impact  analysis uncovers that for most companies, it is not economical to build a data center.

Key Points:

  • When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are faced with the critical decision to either lease or build.
  • Data center facilities are your most expensive investment. Learn about three key factors to determine the economics of data center facilities.
  • For most companies, leasing is more cost-effective than building. Consider core competencies, risk and forecast.
  • Using modular data center technology, organizations can overcome several of the disadvantages of building a data center, namely faster-time-to market and ability to expand with minimal cost and disruption.
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