Yes, You’d Have to Be Crazy to Build Your Own Data Center

Yes, You’d Have to Be Crazy to Build Your Own Data Center

Are you a data center farmer or an innovator?

Fast-growing cloud providers, social media firms, financial organizations and enterprise companies with large and growing IT footprints often embrace private data centers as a necessity.

However, like many farmers of the last century who resisted the move to larger, more productive farming methods, many business leaders still cling to an old IT illusion that they still need to design, build and manage a private data center.

This executive report, written by CyrusOne’s CEO Gary Wojtaszek, discusses why many businesses have not yet evolved their thinking to align with new strategic opportunities of efficiently and effectively building a data center.

The report then goes on to share seven critical considerations when deciding between leasing a build-to-suit data center or building a privately-owned data center.


Lease build-to-suit or build privately-owned data centers?

Download this report to learn whether a build-to-suit data center or private data center can deliver the greatest strategic and economic benefit to a company.

Read about:

  • How to leverage the best data center expertise.
  • What the cost differences are between these two options.
  • How the different facility completion times compare.
  • Which option provides the scalability your IT footprint requires.
  • How you can eliminate expansion uncertainty.
  • How you can maintain control over operations and security.
  • Which options can deliver a 100% service-level agreement?


Whatever your core business is, it’s probably not building data centers.

A company’s internal resources are best spent developing new products, improving current products and optimizing the customer experience – doing things that drive revenue.

Designing and building data centers is a resource-intensive task with no revenue generating potential. Get this executive report to learn more about build-to-suit data centers.


About the Author

gary-wojtaszekGary Wojtaszek
President & Chief Executive Officer

CyrusOne CEO Gary Wojtaszek has extensive experience working in challenging situations including initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts, high growth situations and turnarounds with a proven track record of value creation, including industry experience in telecommunications, technology, data centers, for profit education and automotive industries. He served as the CFO and board member of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB), the SVP Treasurer & Controller of Laureate Education (NASDAQ: LAUR), VP of corporate finance (NYSE: AGR), and European Treasurer at Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DPH), and started his career at General Motors.

Gary won the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ award in the Southwest Region, was recognized as “100 Most Influential people in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Magazine, and has been a finalist in the “CEO of the Year” in the Tech Titans of Dallas. He serves on the boards of the Dallas Zoo, Lang Entrepreneur Center at Columbia Business School, KIPP charter school of Dallas, and the Metrotech Technology Business Council. He has also been named an EOY judge for the southwest region in 2015 because of his overall leadership in business and the community. He has a BA in economics from Rutgers University – Magna Cum Laude, an MBA from Columbia University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kapa.

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