PROXIMITY BIAS & COMMUTE EXPENSE: IMPACT ON DATACENTER SELECTION
"It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.”
- Edwin Land,
Inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera
IS the distance to your datacenter important to you?
For a majority of those seeking commercial datacenter space (e.g. “colocation”) the datacenter’s proximity is the most influential selection criteria.
Quality of service, reliability and even cost are commonly compromised in favor of proximity.
At a time when remote management tools are robust, inexpensive and ubiquitous – the obvious question is…WHY?
This paper presents a theory, with supporting data, and a paradigm-shift led by the first commercial datacenter in North America to receive a Tier III certification by The Uptime Institute.