Analyst: Colocation no threat for data center managers

Good news for data center managers who fear that colocation might be a threat to their job security.

Data Center Knowledge's Jerry Gentry has some good news for data center managers who fear that colocation might be a threat to their job security. In a new article, Gentry opines that colocation should be considered a part of any healthy enterprise data center's strategy, and not as a replacement for on-site physical handling of assets.

"Colocation is not outsourcing [and] is [also] not an all or nothing decision," writes Gentry. "In reality, colocation is part of a complete data center strategy that might include outsourcing, cloud computing, disaster recovery and your own private facility. If you are just beginning to contemplate colocation, then think of it as a relief valve for your data center needs."

Read the full article here.

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