You've heard it said before: "If you build it, they will come." It's one of the more popular lines in the movie Field of Dreams.Yet when you think about it, the same phrase can be applied to data centers.
An ability to build a complex, powerful infrastructure -- capable of handling the flood of data and new technologies such as cloud -- is essential. Unfortunately, many managers don't have the budget, staff, or bandwidth to ensure day-to-day reliability and availability. That's why many are turning to service providers for colocation and other IT infrastructure solutions. Really, the question isn't: "If you build it?" The real question is: "Will you BUY it?"