Caleb Tennis Cloud vs. Colocation

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Data Center Knowledge has an interesting piece comparing the cost of the cloud vs. traditional colo model.  An interesting exerpt:

…which finds that an equivalent workload would cost $118,248 at Amazon and $70,079 in a colocation facility.

Now, there are always a lot of assumptions to these models, but from what we’ve seen over the past couple of years, the public cloud economics are really only beneficial in two cases:

  1. Startups
  2. Highly elastic loads

We are seeing that private clouds are really starting to take shape, be usable, and provide economies of scale as not seen before.  And yet, colocation is still a very viable, affordable, and usable IT service model.

Data Cave’s data center was built specifically for high availability.  Get in touch and let’s discuss colocation vs. the economics of public and private clouds.

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