Many businesses and companies have their own server and hardware. There are different benefits and advantages to this option, including physical access to the server and full control over processing, security, and allocation of computing resources.
However, there are also risks to having a server in-house, including the risk of theft, damage, or loss of data. An option to consider for any business is to choose a colocation (colo) data center. Making this choice eliminates the following five common issues with maintaining an in-house server.
• Security – a data center offers a highly secure facility. In addition, colo data centers often have different levels of physical security in specific areas. This allows you to set the standards and restrict access to all but fully vetted and approved professionals.
• Power Redundancy – Tier lll colo data centers offer multiple redundant options of power to the facility. This is rarely the case with a private business.
• 24/7 Monitoring – these colo facilities (Tier lll) offer uptimes of 99.98%, with 24/7/365 monitoring and engineering support on-site. Maintenance of the server and hardware is managed by the professionals at the data center.
• Cooling Systems – one of the many benefits of using a colocation center is the environmental control. This includes consistent and optimal cooling and air filtration, all with redundancies in place to extend the life of the equipment.
• Budget Control – using a colocation data center allows you to plan your budget for the level of computing and storage required.
Colocation also allows a business to house servers in secure facilities in multiple locations around the world. This may be a consideration if data storage and transmission compliance is a concern.
For more information on the benefits of a colocation data center for your business, talk to the experts at Web Werks. More details can also be found at www.webwerks.in.