Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry,

Gardening and businessWhy Build-To-Suit Data Centers are Faster, Cheaper and More Efficient Investments than Building Private Data Centers

Like many farmers of the last century who resisted the move to larger, more productive farming methods, many business leaders cling to an old IT illusion that they still need to design, build and manage a private data center. Why is it that so many businesses have not yet evolved their thinking to align with new strategic opportunities of efficiently and effectively building a data center?

In today’s high-tech world, there’s no economic, strategic or rational reason to build your own data center.

Don’t be a Farmer

If your business is a fast-growing cloud provider, social media firm or enterprise company with a large IT footprint, you may believe private data centers are a necessity, but like farmer’s have discovered over the last century, it’s time to move out of old paradigms and into new modern operationally efficient methods. So, don’t be a farmer. Be a data center innovator.

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