Gartner Research

Building a Data Center Versus Buying Co-location Space: Which Costs Less?

Published: 27 November 2012

ID: G00218233

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz , Henrique Cecci

Summary

IT leaders are often faced with deciding between two options: whether to build new data center facilities or purchase co-location space. Our analysis indicates that which option costs less is primarily dependent on three factors. Future research will examine additional ones.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • The Approach
  • The Base Case
  • The Analysis
  • Configuration Details

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