The decision to expand into a foreign market presents a unique set of challenges for CIOs.  From assessing the logistics and benefits of owning or outsourcing your mission-critical infrastructure to selecting the physical location of your data center, there are a number of important factors or variables to take into account.

Today, organizations need to be both strategic and socially responsible. Selecting the right location for a European data center is as much about power consumption and energy efficiency as it is about proximity to end customers and connectivity reach to target markets. These all need to be aligned before you make your decision on where to locate.

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