Shifting from owning to outsourcing your data center has been an emerging trend in recent years. It is becoming more common for companies to support this shift due to cost, compliance, experience and innovation.
The estimated cost of building your own data center is around $200 per square foot and any additional fiber installation will be over $10,000 per mile. Owning your own infrastructure can be a time sucking and financial burden, especially for companies that don’t need to focus on maintaining power, cooling, security and compliance of infrastructures.
There are many factors why companies are switching to outsourcing their data centers and they are finding that outsourcing is delivering more affordable advantages.
Why would you consider making the switch?
- Your company isn’t big enough to cover the costs: If your company is on a smaller scale, your core competency may not be cooling or security, but could be more on focusing on improving your service. If this is the case, outsourcing your data center to a wholesale colocation facility with professionals that can do this for you is the most effective option.
- Cost is too high to manage: The cost of compliance, requirements and building your own facility are so high, that your company could save money by switching to outsourcing.
- Natural disasters or human error: Disasters and chances of human error could hurt the chance of succeeding in your own facility. Shifting to the outsourcing of data center space would ensure that there are dedicated staff and and systems to avoid these factors.
Outsourced data centers are the most cost effective and protected choice in colocation. If you are searching for an experienced wholesale colocation facility to outsource your companies’ data center, contact Lifeline Data Centers to learn more about your switch.