In business there are a lot of proven test cases that you can follow so that much of your time is not wasted on trying to recreate the wheel. Especially when it comes to something important as a data center, you do not want to waste precious time trying to reconstruct something that a lot of businesses have already utilized. Copying systems that are already deployed and are saving a bundle in time, money and energy to get their work done efficiently.
One of the great prospects of a data center is that you can view the different systems before you use a particular approach for your company. A sort of a virtual center if you will to find out if all the additions will work for your needs. The industry safe standards you can view and even replicate before you implement for either your small business or large business needs.
Another advantage of the data center that you test is that you can match it up with a business center that is most like yours already. This is perhaps the best test of the virtual system combined with efforts to no recreate the wheel. Look and test how the center is already saving on time, space and effort with other companies that run similar to yours. What is the toughest problem you are currently operating with and see if that is cleared up with comparable companies.