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modular systems

DECISION TIME

Chris Wellfair of Secure IT Environments examines the dilemma of building or cohosting a data centre .

At a time when capital

expenditure of any kind still raises an eyebrow or two , what do you do if your current data centre arrangements are reaching β€˜ end of life ’? If you are of the mind that you want your systems and data within arm ’ s reach then for most IT directors the question is one of whether to invest in the latest technology with your own modular data centre build , refurbishment or upgrade , or to outsource IT to a cohosting company . A difficult decision to make especially in light of the fact that both have clear benefits . So which way do you go ; own it yourself , or cohost ?
The modular option Building your own data centre affords you the flexibility to design and build a facility that is made to measure , specific to your organisation and entirely within your own control . Modular systems in particular can be built very quickly , at relatively low cost , and to fit any space . Going modular does not mean you have
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