Data centres: To buy or not to buy - that is the question
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When the CIO of a company recently contacted us about data space for housing 25 racks with the possibility of growing to 80 racks, he mentioned in passing that he was thinking about building his own data centre as an alternative. “We’re not experts in data centres but it would be much cheaper than buying from you,” he added.
Well, on the face of it, he could be right assuming a build cost of £2.5m, depreciate it over 10 years and you’ve a cost of...