Whitepaper – How Much Are You Really Paying For Your Colocation?

Colocation pricing models can be confusing and difficult to decipher. They can often cause you to underestimate the true cost of the power in your colocation facility. Though traditional retail and wholesale colocation pricing models imply affordable contractual pricing for power, in practice customers often end up paying more than $350-400 per KW. This is far more than initial expectations … Read More

Colovore White Paper: Why 3-Phase Power in Colocation is Best

The operation of modern IT infrastructure at maximum computing capacity often requires significantly more electrical power and cooling per rack unit than previous generations. The reason for this is simple. The miniaturization and improved performance of server componentry has made converged, virtualized architectures more affordable and power-efficient. This has allowed disproportionately more computing power to be installed per server cabinet … Read More

Colovore White Paper: When Colocation Becomes Competitive With The Public Cloud

The assumption that the public cloud is inherently cheaper than the private cloud has been challenged in a white paper jointly published by high density colocation provider Colovore, OpenStack cloud management software firm Piston Cloud Computing Co., network virtualization vendor Plexxi and server vendor King Star Computing. The paper shows that for constant, non-bursty loads, Amazon EC2 can become cost … Read More

Colovore White Paper: Increase Power Density To Decrease Data Center TCO

Modern IT user demands are driving new developments in software applications. Efficient commodity and converged hardware is being widely deployed to support this systems development thrust. As a result, the total power consumption in data centers is increasing to levels that legacy, low-power density facilities cannot easily support. Consolidating applications using virtualization isn’t the only way to save IT OpEx. … Read More