Data Center Must-haves

As technology and businesses evolve, the demands and expenses of IT environments are ever-increasing. Data centers can house your IT infrastructure
and help you reduce operational, maintenance and manpower expenses. Obviously, you want to choose carefully when researching data centers. You will want to come up with a list of questions about their benefits. Following is a list of factors you might want to consider.

Safety – Choosing an experienced data storage provider means you benefit from stable safety systems such as fire and water prevention. Find out the particulars on how they data center will keep your data safe.

Cooling and Power Systems – The specific requirements of power density and cooling systems for IT platforms are rigorous and important to maintain. A qualified center ensures that redundant power and cooling systems are in place, accurately built and intensely monitored.

Security – Security is vital! Check out the multi-layered security systems of a data center such as 24×7 on-site security staff, surveillance, and managed access. Ensure that your mission-critical operations are secured.

Support – Be sure that highly trained engineers and tech personnel are always available and on-hand for technical and logistical support, especially if your goal is to decrease the burden or strain on your staff resources.

Scalability – Inevitably, businesses grow and shrink. The facility you select should be scalable to accommodate the size of your fluctuating IT infrastructure needs.

Custom Solutions – Your business isn’t the same as every other business and your IT solutions should be tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need a colocation cage, large custom suite or managed IT solutions, the data center should be versatile to accommodate your company’s changing needs.

When seeking a qualified solution for your business’ needs, look for a comprehensive offering of data center solutions, including collocation, managed IT services and managed hosting, and SAS 70 Type II certification. A premier Tier III facility in your area might be the right solution for your company. Request a guided tour of the facility you’re considering and don’t be afraid to ask questions.