History is standard. A company once started renting a decent office at a reasonable price. They built a server room and spent several years successfully developing an IT and network infrastructure. Meanwhile, the rental rate gradually increased. With each subsequent increase, the company begins to understand that the lease has become too expensive. They surmise that the same type of office can be rented elsewhere at a cheaper rate. Negotiations with the owner of the premises do not work. The owner is aware that moving the central office together with servers and network infrastructure would be a complicated and expensive task, not to mention the associated idle time. The cost of relocation can exceed the annual difference in rent.
The Company faces the choice of accepting the status quo (thereby remaining where they are and sharing a profit with the lessor) OR initiating the relocation of their server and central network equipment to a commercial data center. At the same time, only the network equipment necessary to connect to the data center remains in the office. Thus, the task of changing the office is much simpler. It is enough to transport employees' workplaces and set up a connection to the data center in a new location. Simplicity of moving the office will make it possible to agree with the landlord on a good price or, realistically, to move quickly to a more comfortable place with minimum expenses and with minimum down time.
In our experience there are many such cases. In the above example, around the end of 2016, the client was very pleased with the speed of moving to the data center. We moved all of their equipment to our data center in one night. After that, the client was able to easily transfer employees from the expensive office to another location. In the way, this client was able to leave a small representative office in the former location. Connection to the data center allows you to combine several offices into a single infrastructure. But that’s another story!