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Cost Optimization of Colocation Implementations: A Strategic Guide to Planning and Design

Published: 21 March 2016

ID: G00302692

Analyst(s): Bob Gill


Enterprises considering colocation as an alternative to building on-premises data center capacity or as part of a cloud solution can optimize spend without sacrificing quality. We outline the steps for I&O leaders to take in a colocation project, highlighting the cost optimization considerations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Four Critical Elements to Colocation Planning
    • Use Case
    • Location — Geographic Placement
    • Resiliency
    • Quantity of Capacity Requested — Accurate Requirements Analysis
  • Bottom Line

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