Think You Want To Build Your Own Data Center? Think Again!

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Timothy Sherbak

The construction of data centers by colocation companies has been accelerating across the globe, as more and more organizations recognize the benefits a third-party data center provides. This is largely due to the pure economic drain an in-house data center puts on the enterprise. From cooling to maintenance to employing staff around the clock, the juice is simply not worth the squeeze.

One of our favorite industry publications -- Data Center Knowledge -- featured a great read this week on how specialist data center providers make it hard to justify a dedicated enterprise build, and we couldn’t agree more!

Colocation facilities – which provide hardware, networking infrastructure and maintenance – make it easier for enterprises to quickly deploy and scale cloud computing capabilities, support data-intensive IoT applications and services, and direct-connect to network providers and other enterprises. Further, colocation services can decrease operational costs because enterprises themselves aren’t responsible for buying, setting up and maintaining an entire data center independently.

At Markley, we pride ourselves on providing colocation services that deliver significant reductions in upfront capital costs, highly redundant cooling and UPS systems with either 2N or N+1 redundancy, dark fiber availability, and 24x7 on-site service and support. With our data center portfolio exceeding 1.5M square-feet, our facilities offer customizable suite and cage designs for housing IT infrastructure, all protected by state-of-the-art uninterruptible power and backup systems.

While there is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds, per se, colocation is a strategy that should not be ignored. To learn more about Markley’s colocation services, please visit: http://www.markleygroup.com/services/colocation.