Why use a Datacentre

Nov 16, 2017 | Hardware, IT Security, Network

Most businesses today are switching to using a datacenter instead of maintaining a server on-site. In the old days, businesses that use a server had to invest in their own infrastructure, maintenance, and hardware solutions. However, thanks to innovations in cloud technology and fast fibre connections, more businesses are now using datacenter services.

High Availability

Datacenters help businesses achieve high availability via automatic hot failover and active clustering. A good datacenter provides various redundancies to ensure that there are no downtimes.

If a server fails, the datacentre will be able to restore data based on backups. Users will not even notice the downtime, but some data might be lost; specifically, data made between the last system backup and the time of the failure. A good datacenter utilises database-clustering, load balancing, and shared files systems to reduce points of failure.  

The datacenter assigns a team to handle the maintenance responsibilities. That means clients are less likely to suffer from outages since datacentres have redundant backup systems for electricity, climate control, and network access. Most datacentres have backup power generators in case there is a power outage.  

In most cases, the main cause of downtime is beyond the control of an organisation. It can be a natural disaster, accident, or a fire that causes a power outage in one’s area. By having datacenter operations at another location, you prevent the risks that your business will suffer from a downtime.

Keep Costs Down

It doesn’t matter what the size of the business might be. Small businesses and large corporations save a lot of money by using datacenters. Aside from sharing the facility with other companies, you will also share the costs of maintaining the servers and the facility.

Equipment upgrades cost a lot of money. Businesses don’t need to worry about this expense when they choose to use datacentres. Good datacenters regularly upgrade their equipment, and all their clients share the costs. Organization gains access to state-of-the-art infrastructure at an affordable cost.

Focus on Your Core Business

By outsourcing to datacenters, your IT team can focus on your core business. There’s no need to monitor you’re the condition of the servers and their location. The datacentre will have a team on standby 24/7 to reboot servers and other stuff.  

High Scalability

Datacenters offer scalable services depending on the need of an organisation. One can scale their datacentre requirements without affecting overall performance. If the company requires more resources, the datacentre can provide it in an instant. There will be no downtimes, and the data will still be accessible even during the upgrade process. The process is hassle-free, and the datacentre will ensure maximum uptime.

These are the factors as to why you should use datacentres. It has the ability to provide you with services that grow alongside your organisation. You can increase bandwidth, connection speeds, power, and rack space depending on your requirements. You’ll get excellent services at the fraction of the costs of maintaining your own servers. That’s why more businesses today are going to the cloud.

Intertek Labs offer a host of datacenter solutions.