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.
- 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.