The business industry could be one of the most crucial paths to venture into. Every day comes with unexpected challenges and/or conflicts. But if you are patient enough to go further, you might want to secure one of your company’s most significant properties, the data, and files. The business industry could be one of the most crucial paths to venture into. Every day comes with unexpected challenges and/or conflicts. But if you are patient enough to go further, you might want to secure one of your company’s most significant properties, the data, and files. Acquiring a service from a data centre is the answer unless you are willing enough for the additional amount of expenses for an in-house data centre. So, here are the tips you could follow in looking for a data centre.
WHAT IS A DATA CENTRE?
First thing first, be familiar with a data centre. If you’re not sure what service you are after, then it must be clear to you before you avail the wrong product or service. Data centres provide IT or technology-related services like colocation, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, web hosting, data back-up, and other technical support.
One of the primary things you would want to check in considering a data centre is its security – physical and cybersecurity. Come to think of it, would you house your family, or let’s say particularly your children in an unsafe house? I’d cry if you’re thinking of saying “yes”. Remember that you’re looking for a data centre not only to house and store your company’s files and data but also to secure them in case unfortunate circumstances occur. Of course, one of the risks that a company may face are the thieves who are always going after gadgets, money, and belongings with a high value. But a professional one would go after your company’s most valuable (aside from the workforce) data and files. You would want to make sure that a data centre is secured enough from inside and out – security guards, authority-only locked doors, 24/7/365 surveillance cameras, and compelling infrastructure protection.
The location would most probably the alpha thing that would come up to you when you are planning on which data centre you would entrust your data and files. Location is important because it serves as the main house, a physical structure where your files and data would someday reside. Top considerations in checking the location would be its distance to earthquake fault lines and areas that are prone to flooding, and also the possibility that your IT staffs can simply visit the data center. You have to be meticulous enough when choosing the right location of the data centre you are considering. And also, you would want to check its proximity to your company.
3. CREDIBILITY AND RELIABILITY
Like the other products and services, you have to check the credibility and reliability to ensure that your effort, time, and money wouldn’t be at stake. To get this done easily, you can go on their websites and check the review section. In that case, you would have a little introduction on how they provide service to their customers. Of course, there might be a bustle of good and bad feedbacks, that’s why you have to be keen-minded enough to filter the information that you’re gathering.
What a big word, right? But of course, like the other tips or considerations, checking for the data centre company’s reputation must be your priority concern. Don’t be fooled by how they market their image in the public, you must observe how they disseminate their service to all their customers. Checking the data centre company’s reputation could be related to checking their credibility and reliability. You could see the stand of their reputation in the data centre service industry through the feedbacks. However, be mindful of some reviewers, there are others who aren’t a true customer and is only after destroying the company’s image.
5. NETWORK SERVICES CAPABILITY
Last but of course, not the least in the list is the data centre’s network services capability. Factors like speed, security, and network reliability would instantly send you a message on how solid the network is built. You also have to look for a data centre with satisfactory fiber capacity not only for your present needs but also for future needs.These are only an excerpt of all the considerations you must keep in mind to fall on a good data centre. However, you now at least have a little idea when you visit one for checking. Might as well bring along someone or a group of your IT staff that would help you in decision-making. Yes, you probably think that it requires too much time and effort, but that’s the business industry requires – you have to do every piece of possibilities to maintain your company’s stand in your chosen field.
Kath Ramirez is a writing enthusiast and is devoting herself in it since she had been their school’s newspaper editor-in-chief. Aside from writing, she loves dogs (she has four dogs in total), she loves calligraphy writing and scrapbooking. Kath is also engaged in exploring different places to stay for vacation or Holidays and a food addict. She is now a writer in DataCentreplus, a company based in the United Kingdom that specializes in providing a fast and reliable hosting to businesses in Machester and all over the world.