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Data centre challenges: I’m not sure I really want to own – or manage – my own data centre at all

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Kevin Leahy | General Manager – Group Data Centre Business Unit | Dimension Data

Kevin Leahy | General Manager – Group Data Centre Business Unit | Dimension Data

We recently challenged our data centre professionals to come up with their top five data centre-related pain points − based on their experiences and conversations with clients −and provide some practical advice for overcoming them. In this series of blogs, Kevin Leahy, Dimension Data’s Group General Manager for Data Centres and Frank Casey, Dimension Data’s Group Director, Managed Service for Data Centres share some of the pain points at the top of their lists:

Owning and operating your own data centre can be costly. If you’re on a tight budget, you may find that once you’ve made the necessary investments in the infrastructure that’s running your applications inside the data centre, there’s little left over to spend on the maintenance of the facility itself. Some businesses outsource the facilities management responsibility to a third party, but often the results are less than satisfactory.

Given these issues − and the ever-increasing costs of real estate, energy, and human resources − the option of moving parts or all of you data centre to a co-location facility may be attractive. Often, these considerations are prompted by a compelling event, such as limited power capacity or diminishing available floor space.

The advantages of co-location are compelling and include:

  • Excellent network connectivity; lower power costs
  • Centrally delivered services to any location
  • Full maintenance and management of the facility
  • On-site, skilled resources, who are available 24/7

Learn about Managed Services for Data Centres and how you can overcome this #datacentrechallenge

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