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Western University
Geography 3422A/B
Milford Green

Outsourcing Data Centres Expand to Cope with Demand for Storage 3/11/2013 10:50:00 AM Outsourcing Data Centres Expand to Cope with Demand for Storage  Data, according to some business commentators, is “the new oil”: today’s companies depend as much on data as they do on raw materials, people, or capital  Over the past few years, many business applications and their data have moved from PCs to servers – large computers on which the apps and information can be stored o Servers need to be housed in a secure, dedicated space with plenty of power and lots of extra equipment to keep them cool o Moving IT from the desktop to a data centre based outside a company’s office brings benefits making the technology:  More reliable  Easier to manage  Less vulnerable to disasters, from floods to fires or power cuts or even just unreliable PCs  An increasing share of the IT budget is being spent on the data centre o As much as 60% of overall IT
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