Is your company’s midsize IT department feeling overloaded with logistical support demands? If you are still managing your company’s servers, you might be feeling the pressure to look for a solution to reduce your IT workload. That solution may very well be a colocation data center.
Is your company's midsize IT department feeling overloaded with logistical support demands? If you are still managing your company's servers, you might be feeling the pressure to look for a solution to reduce your IT workload. That solution may very well be a colocation data center.
Colocation Data Centers
A large colocation data center can be a viable option for many midsize IT departments. Colocation through a service provider eliminates the responsibility of onsite server hosting and maintenance. In large colocation facilities, company servers can be housed and monitored in designated and highly protected areas. Generally, colocation facilities provide:
● Lockable rack cabinets or cages,
● Power supplies,
● Network connectivity,
● Physical security,
● Extensive monitoring, and
Efficiencies of Colocation Data Centers
Most likely, your company has a mission and distinct business objectives. It's IT department and demands are reflective of these objectives, as it should be. Your company's IT department should not ever have to become data center experts, nor focus a 100 percent of its daily efforts on maintaining server environments, safety, etc. Instead, these are the objectives a colocation data center. As you may imagine, with 100 percent focus on securing and protecting your company's data, network, and applications, your company's IT department has the support that it needs to do what it does best.
Benefits of Colocation Data Centers
There are many benefits of colocation data centers. First, your company can achieve higher reliability due to the data center's redundant systems, which back up your data and applications with very specific and highly detailed strategies to ensure that your company's data is safe and can be recovered if need be. Another benefit to a colocation data center is lower network latency and higher bandwidth at a lower cost. Since colocation data centers can locate to areas of best connectivity and operate many network servers, they can achieve higher cost efficiencies in achieving the best possible network speed. Third, as experts, a colocation data center can provide access to specialists, support staff, and network and facilities engineers, which would be extremely costly for any midsized company to employ.
Colocation Data Center Check List
If you are still on the fence as to whether or not you need a colocation data center, take a look at the set of questions below. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you might want to consider contacting Host.net to learn more about its top of the line colocation data center services.
1. Are you a web commerce company who needs a safe and cost-effective environment to operate your platforms and network solutions?
2. Are you a midsize business or company who is feeling the demands of maintaining onsite servers?
3. Are you a major enterprise that is concerned about your current systems for disaster avoidance, offsite data backup and business continuity?
4. Do you operate an e-commerce site that needs a secure facility to house servers dedicated to processing secure transactions online?
5. Are you a company or institution that is rapidly growing and in need of a more interconnected multiuser platform?
6. Are you a member of an IT department that is spending more time maintaining servers and networks and less time on critical substantive work?
If you didn't answer yes to any of these questions, don't fret! This is just a short list of questions of which there are many, many more. There are countless companies, institutions, and organizations for which a colocation data center may be the best choice for server management and data center needs. Give us a call today at (561) 869-6100 or email us here so we can begin customizing a Cloud Computing solution to meet your company's present and future needs.