Our partner Expedient Data Centers recently released a neat tool to analyze the costs of building your own data center versus outsourcing to a colocation data center vendor. Below is a short note written by Bryan Smith, Expedient’s VP of Sales Operations. Their tool looks at all the factors when considering building your own data center versus outsourcing to a colocation data center provider…
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single source that had interactive calculators to provide valuable information around costs and sizing to assist in IT planning decisions? Where you could determine the TCO of building vs leasing a data center space, determine how much storage space is consumed for backups or even how much it costs to build your own data center facility with a breakdown by component.
Intel has partnered with Expedient Data Centers to bring you a comprehensive site that has a variety of free tools that range from technology calculators to a Cloud Computing research library filled with whitepapers, videos and case studies. These tools allow you to save your work to come back to at a later time when adjustments are needed and you can email the output to yourself or onto colleagues.
The interactive calculator can be found at: http://www.thecloudcalculator.com/calculators/build-vs-buy.html
The Cloud Calculator, sponsored by Intel and Expedient Data Centers, your new IT Toolbox.