Company build an on-site server-room or should outsource to a public datacenter?

In the past, corporate data servers were placed onsite. Businesses had to invest in their own hardware requirements, infrastructure and maintain their onsite physical data servers. Advancements in technology paved the way a lot of options for businesses, including public colocation datacenters.

Toss-up between an onsite server room or a public data center

IT managers and CTOs always are looking to ease themselves of the tedious tasks of upkeeping their onsite servers, now they have an option to utilize a remote data center. However, with recent innovations, onsite server rooms have also found ways for easy maintenance. So, as an IT decision maker, you are probably wondering which model should you utilize.


Your choice will depend on your company’s requirements and needs. It is not a matter of which one is better than the other, but the one that best suits your business model and budget.
To help you decide, let’s brain storm some advantages and disadvantages of each option:

Advantages of on-site server rooms

-Operation Control

-Physical Security

  • Higher Access Bandwidth

Disadvantages of onsite server rooms

-Operational Overhead

-Electrical and Mechanical Overhead

-Data Security

-Connectivity Concerns

-Lower Client Access Bandwidth

-Relocation at end of Lease term:

if you build a proper server room for 3 racks, 10 kW power and 100 Mbps Internet, the total cost of ownership (Built and Operate) will be over $600,000 while collocating the same 3 racks within a public datacenter provider like Nuday, lowers the cost to around $100,000 for the same 3 years.


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Source: Nuday Networks

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