Written by Shawn Mills on Wednesday, June 4th 2014 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Colocation , Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Hosting, Colocation, Data Center Design Whether you’ve been handed a mandate to consolidate your data centers, like many federal government data center managers, or you’re evaluating consolidation as an option for aging or expensive in-house data centers, the process can deliver cost savings and higher efficiency without losing the uptime and power provided by your existing infrastructure.
What most data center managers worry about—and rightly so—as they face a consolidation mandate is uptime and cost for cloud or colocation infrastructure.
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Use in-house and put disaster recovery in the cloud; use a private cloud and expand to public for testing or seasonal requirements; etc.
Primary considerations when evaluating a provider are: According to Gartner, the biggest issue in a consolidation project is politics. Groups squabble over whose application is better suited for business goals. These political obstacles are only part of the challenge.
Older technologies may be at capacity, but with virtualization and greater utilization of newer tech, companies can meet their IT needs with less equipment or even no data center at all, when they choose a colo or cloud partner.
The main reasons to eliminate data centers and/or choose a service provider are: An example of cost savings comes from the federal consolidation mandate, which reported million in savings through the end of the 2013 fiscal year (two years into the project).