Budgeting for Data Center Investments This Year? Consider Colocation

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Morgan Woodruff

As 2016 begins, many IT teams are tasked with allocating specific budget for data center investments throughout the year. While trying to get a suitable data center investment plan approved can be frustrating, many IT teams often overlook a simple solution to help cut the costs – colocation.

Search Data Center recently featured an article discussing the benefits of colocation when determining your 2016 budget, as it enables companies to forego expensive equipment and IT personnel required to run your own data center on valuable real estate property, while also eliminating unpredictable infrastructure upgrades and maintenance costs. While on-premise infrastructure can provide organizations with top-of-the-line security, latency and up-time, it is also expensive, time-consuming and can hold your IT staff back from doing other important tasks essential to running your business.

Colocation, on the other hand, delivers the benefits of large scale professionally managed infrastructure while eliminating the cost that goes with building and maintaining that infrastructure in house. Here at Markley Group, colocation has enabled countless organizations to utilize world class infrastructure to store and secure their data without having to invest in on-premise solutions. Colocation offers companies the same performance levels as a private data center without the extra upgrades, maintenance or cost. By sharing space in a data center, organizations get access to professionally managed infrastructure, redundant power and cooling options, customizable suite and cage designs, and tailored security levels.

Think of colocation as just another leased site, as the space you occupy is physically yours and just an extension of your office.  And just because you’re “sharing” space doesn’t mean the services will be anything but exceptional. Companies that choose colocation often have a wide-range of choices in networking and connectivity, which enables greater network diversity and a more cost-effective solution. At Markley Group, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, so we work with every customer individually to make sure each company has a storage and security solution that matches their exact needs.

We understand that your data and your budget are equally important to your business. If colocation sounds like a fit for your company in the New Year, get in touch with one of our expert team members today at info@markleygroup.com.