Should you still be in the data center business? That’s the first question asked in a new report from QTS that explores the risks of the on premises data center.
Given the meteoric rise of cloud computing, discussions of where infrastructure should reside are now commonplace. Enterprises aren’t just deciding if a cloud-first directive is the best approach – mulling over total cost of ownership and application readiness – they’re also debating whether or not to keep their infrastructure on premises or move to colocation.
In the race to the cloud, we’re also seeing a significant rise in cloud repatriation. Companies who jumped too quickly are facing repercussions and are forced to shift applications and workloads back from the cloud, oftentimes at a hefty price. If you’re rebounding from the cloud, you’ll need to assess whether to rebuild your own data center on premises or if colocation is right for you.
Your decision may be fueled by the desire for control, the need to leverage existing investments, or simply: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If you’re thinking of keeping your infrastructure on premises, this report explores 13 risks to consider.