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To Build or Not To Build - Part I: Should Service Providers Build Or Lease Their Datacenters?


Analyst report by 451 Research, published on 12/18/2013

How to obtain datacenter space is a key decision for hosting, cloud, colocation and other Internet infrastructure service providers. Several years ago, the choice for these providers was often to lease retail colocation space or to build it themselves. Now, with a wider variety of options available in most areas - from greenfield builds to powered shells to wholesale or retail colocation - we take a look at some of the economics behind the various options, as well as other factors that can drive the decision.

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