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facilities offering intelligent environmental control systems, such as Building Monitoring Systems (BMS), smart cooling systems and independent alarms for heat and smoke.

A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF DATA CENTRE COLOCATION Whether it is instilling IT infrastructure with the resilience required to keep up with today’s technology-defined operational structures, or finding the right skilled workers to maintain them, the advantage of co-located over on-premises data centres is clear from the perspective of cost-benefit. Co-location data centres provide a predictable and scalable cost structure, so an organisation only pays for what it uses, meaning they have access to as little or as much space, power and cooling as necessary. Public cloud has also gained huge momentum as an alternative to a traditional co-location approach. Its speed and agility can be incredibly well-suited for a great deal of the workloads being used today. Across our own business, we have replicated our European data centre into the public cloud which has given us w w w.gi ga bi t ma ga z in e. com

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Gigabit Magazine – May 2019  

Gigabit Magazine – May 2019