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Data Center Build vs. Buy Calculator

There are many factors that go into the decision of whether to build a data center in-house or use a colocation provider. Strategic factors may include a business' sensitivity to cash flow, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, or regulatory requirements. The purpose of this tool is to provide a model to help understand the financial factors that are part of the overall decision. Actual data center costs can vary greatly from this model; the primary value of this tool is to evaluate how each cost input affects the lifetime cost differences between the two approaches.

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