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Containers – Packaging or Gift
Posted on: April 15th, 2011 by Bill

Since I have been asked to present on the metrics for container and modular data center deployments at the 2011 7×24 Exchange Spring Conference (www.7x24exchange.org/spring11/brochure), one of the main issues I have with non-stick built deployments is the metric used to measure success. Here are a few nuggets for thought:

    1. How much are you willing to pay for speed of deployment?


  • Who’s selling you the solution and what is the motivation for said sale outside of the obvious desire for more business?



  • Seeing the cost for speed of deployment, what premium are you willing to pay for speed to deploy new assets over excess space in existing facilities?



  • Are you happy with the container or modular solution in the long run, operationally speaking?



  • Do you understand the dynamic of costs and who and where the money falls on a container or modular approach?



  • What is your financial metric for the $$/rack position or MIP or TB in the data center?


So, ask yourself this question:

Are you happier with the gift or the wrapping?

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