Data center power costs are a big part of the IT budget. Doesn't it make sense to put your data center where power is cheap?
A few years ago, it was very costly to consider out-of-town options for your enterprise data center or disaster recovery center. But
- changes in telecom pricing
- better data center remote management tools
- ongoing concerns about protecting the business from disaster
give companies more geographically diverse options to search for low data center power costs.
Once you find the right place for your data center, will you build or rent? Outsource data center (colocation) facilities can give you a simple approach to handling ever-changing computer room requirements.
Companies choose outsource data centers to:
- avoid data center capital costs
- use data center power redundancy
- meet data center compliance requirements
If you choose to consider outsource data center facilities in a region with low power costs, make sure that the data center pricing model passes through the lower power costs in an equitable manner.
Many companies find that reducing their data center power costs can have a huge impact on the overall IT budget.