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Renting Your Excess Data Center Capacity Delivers More Risk Than Reward

Published: 21 September 2016

ID: G00315239

Analyst(s): Bob Gill


Enterprises and agencies seeking to monetize excess data center capacity often ask IT leaders how to get started offering colocation services. Investigating business and operational risks and accurately capturing all costs of such an offering must come before any offering plan.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine the Intent
  • Determine the Granularity of the Offering
  • Quantify Potential Impacts to the Enterprise and Its Reputation
  • Project the Organizational Impacts
  • Uncover the Security Impacts
  • Detail Data Center Operational Impacts
  • Calculate the Costs
  • Create the Business Plan
  • The Bottom Line

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