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In an attempt to rein in cost, Red Hat is consolidating its global infrastructure by leasing colocation space in 3 facilities in the US
Open-source-software provider, Red Hat is consolidating its global data center infrastructure in an effort to cut back on expenses.
Red Hat has grown to offer a variety of services ranging from cloud storage to virtualization software. 60 development labs will be consolidated into one multi-tenant data center located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Red Hat’s global expansion has made it nearly impossible for the company to save money on IT infrastructure. Setting up server rooms for each lab just isn’t cost effective anymore.
The solution: leasing space from a colocation provider cuts down the cost of utilities Red Hat says. In the past, engineering labs would commandeer a utility closet, install their own server room and HVAC systems and be up and running.
As you might imagine, this drives up the facility costs significantly. Colocation is really Redhat’s only option if they wish to consolidate resources and save money. Red Hat also leases colocation space in two other data centers in the Phoenix Arizona area. Together, Red Hat claims 4,400 square feet between the two data centers which serve as web hosting, web portal and software hosting facilities for Red Hat Clients in the US.