New report examines the build vs. buy considerations the government and systems integrators face when deciding on IT infrastructure solutions
DALLAS (October 8, 2015) – Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) today announced the addition of Federal Data Centers: The Build vs. Buy Decision, to its library of executive reports. The report outlines the IT challenges systems integrators face when supporting federal agencies and lays out the key factors impacting the government’s decisions to build, buy or lease data centers.
“The federal data center landscape continues shifting as more companies and institutions are moving their IT operations to third-party colocation providers,” said Fred Holloway, vice president of sales and government programs at CyrusOne. “The systems integrators who support government clients are often challenged to meet the growing set of new and complex requirements, so finding the right federal data center partner is critical.”
The report offers critical factors to consider when determining if building a new data center is the most efficient way forward. Many of the components impacting the current and future costs are associated with site selection, construction, and on-going operation. The report also highlights the efficiencies and benefits to be realized when electing the alternative path—leasing federal data center space from a colocation facility provider.
The explosion of data, along with the increasing need for tighter data security, is shaping next-generation IT infrastructure solutions. Nowhere is this more evident than at federal data centers, which for the past few decades have been managed in house. Many public sector data centers were built to specs that no longer accommodate today’s higher density servers and other hardware.
With constant changes in technology and skills sets continuing to take place at warp speed, more federal agencies are seeking guidance from outside the federal government. They are partnering with advanced systems integrators and federal data center providers to meet their IT requirements.
The CyrusOne online library is a free resource available to all IT professionals. Additional executive reports and articles will be continuously added to the library throughout 2015.
- Federal Data Centers: The Build vs. Buy Decision (CyrusOne Executive Report)
- Data Center Construction Time Lapse (videos)
- How IT Executives Can Avoid The Ultimate Gamble: A New Data Center (webinar)
Globally, CyrusOne operates 31 carrier-neutralfacilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an architecture with the highest-available power redundancy (2N). Renowned for exceptional service, enduring customer relationships, and high customer satisfaction levels, CyrusOne serves nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 160 of the Fortune 1000 among its more than 900 customers.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for nearly 900 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 160 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.
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