Gernot Krautberger - stock.adobe
It isn't easy to grow a data center infrastructure. Servers, storage and networking equipment have unique needs and security requirements. So, when you need more space and a new build isn't on the corporate roadmap, a few options are to contract with a colocation provider or host workloads in the cloud.
When expanding infrastructure, you must account for cost, security, ease of implementation and project timeline; these factors will change depending on how much processing power your organization needs and how long it needs the extended compute power for.
Are you comparing colocation vs. cloud and interested in how each technology could meet your IT department's needs? Test your knowledge on these technologies to learn more about each, how you can use them and what you should consider before investing in either option.