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Written by Cindy Tomlinson   
Monday, 03 October 2011 08:03

A free, upcoming seminar will help businesses understand the difference between building or buying data center space. The “Build vs. Buy” seminar is hosted by TEAM Companies.

Deciding whether to lease data center space or build a data center requires businesses to consider the financial risk/investment, ROI, operational flexibility, future growth, and virtualization in order to determine the right solution.

Who should attend:
CIO’s looking for an understanding of assessing growth, capacity, consolidation, risk, and benefits related to operating a data center or colocating equipment within a data center facility. The conversation will focus on the most effective and efficient ways to understand and determine a company’s future data center strategic “Road Map.” Discussion will center on real life challenges and solutions such as:

  • Determining the company’s future Data Center strategy;
  • Why the company’s data center always seems to be running out of power or cooling;
  • The advantages/disadvantages of building a data center or using a current hosted data center facility;
  • Recognizing when the company will run out of Data Center capacity; and
  • Risk of cooling and power capacity issues related to consolidating servers, storage, and other equipment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
Registration/networking begins at 3 p.m.
Seminar starts at 3:30 p.m. with happy hour immediately afterward

Hotel Blackhawk
200 E. 3rd St., Davenport

Jeff Gilmer, a senior partner with Excipio Consulting, has more than 30 years of IT experience. He will discuss the ‘Real World’ issues surrounding Data Centers today. Excipio has completed more than 400 data center assessments in the last 30 months, for both public and private organizations ranging in size from 350 to more than 100,000 employees, including: Baxter Labs, Carlson Companies, Lowes, MD Anderson, US Bank, and the states of Minn., Wash., Mich., and Penn.

For more information and to register, visit

A little about TEAM
TEAM Companies provides wholesale data center lease and colocation products. TEAM data centers are designed for the high availability using state of the art design and construction methodologies. TEAM facilities are SAS 70 Type II audited with 7×24 security staff monitoring the buildings. TEAM Companies owns and operates data centers in Des Moines and Cedar Falls, Iowa; Madison, Wis.; and Eden Prairie and St. Paul, Minn.

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