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Use Power Cost Transparency Models to Achieve Best Practices in Colocation Pricing

Published: 20 November 2013

ID: G00259285

Analyst(s): Bob Gill


Colocation pricing has evolved from space-based real estate lease transactions, in which electrical costs were assumed, to power-based pricing, which can result in overprovisioning and paying for power that isn't being used. IT leaders should leverage one of Gartner's pricing models in negotiations.

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  • Recommendations
    • Small Deployment (Approximately One to 10 Racks, Less Than 40 kW)
    • Midsize Deployment (under 100 kW)
    • Large Deployment (Higher Than 100 kW)

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