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Use These 5 Ways to Lower Your Colocation Costs

Published: 22 July 2019

ID: G00433943

Analyst(s): Tiny Haynes


As I&O organizations look to move to the cloud, colocation can become a strategic option by limiting the long-term capital expenditure during times of data center utilization shrinkage. This research discusses the approaches I&O leaders should take to optimize their colocation costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build a Plan to Migrate Infrastructure to Newer, More Efficient Data Centers
  • Plan the Right Workload Migrations and Ensure the Back-End Connections to the Providers Are Available
  • Negotiate Flexibility in Longer-Term Commitments
  • Investigate the Ability to Sublet Space

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