Guest Column | March 22, 2011

Do I Need A Data Center?

By Chris Witt, WAKE TSI

If you still own your own data center and this question has not already crossed your mind, then you might be spending more money than you need, subjecting your organization to unnecessary risk, or both. Your data center is the foundation for your entire core computing resources. Any flaws in the data center puts everything installed in the data center, no matter how well implemented, at risk as well.

So what do you do? You need to securely house your servers and storage somewhere, and not go broke doing it correctly. Today, you have far more choices than you did just ten years ago. The added choices include numerous viable offsite solutions. While there are many permutations, the two basic choices boil down to keeping your data center in house or have someone else host it for you.

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