So you’re looking to move your servers off site. Perhaps they’re humming away in the corner of your office, gradually heating the room to a sauna like temperature. Perhaps you’ve looked at the cost of power into your server room, and are wondering just how resilient it is for how much you’re paying. Or perhaps you simply can’t get the connectivity you need, with latency affecting your performance. |
Whatever the reasoning, there’s four very very key deliverables to look out for when moving data servers out of your building; Power, Cooling, Network and Data Centre Security.
Because server downtime is a major concern, every data centre has a resilient power infrastructure (if it doesn’t, run a mile). But the question is – how resilient? you need to have a clear idea of this as it will need to be able to work with an added sense of robustness and greater overall data reliability .
Power outages are a frightening possibility which can cause serious disruption. However, migrating from an on-site server room to a data centre with the correct power infrastructure can hugely reduce the risk of server downtime. With the highest levels of resilience, there’s no reason why power outages should occur.
As is often the case, it’s easy to overlook potential risks before it’s too late. Your servers are valuable and, chances are, without them your business would not function properly (if at all). Consider how much money you could stand to lose if you have a server failure (whether that be from a power outage, network outage or server breakdown due to unsuitable climates). All of this has to be weighed up in full and a key part of choosing the new set up you choose for your business.
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