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Choosing A Data Center

Written by  JOE COSMANO

If you are responsible for the IT operations of a successful organization there will come a day when the closet in the back of your corporate office will no longer suffice as your data center. You will be tasked to evaluate and select a data center to serve as a business continuity or disaster recovery site for mission critical services that power your business. The intent of this article is to provide IT professionals with the rudimentary knowledge necessary to make a well informed decision about where and how their environments need to be hosted. The first order of business is to determine the budget you will have for your data center expenses. This is a multifaceted objective that needs to be reviewed carefully to determine how much redundancy you can afford to build into your solution. This will not cover the costs of server or networking equipment as that is