In response to our earlier Top 5 Data Center Concerns for 2015 publication, this post covers how to alleviate concern #1 – reliability.
Businesses expect and depend on immediate communications, as well as 24/7 access to data, applications and services. To ensure 100% availability, every business needs to minimize the risk of human- and natural-caused disasters as much as possible. Continue reading
In response to our earlier Top 5 Data Center Concerns for 2015 publication, this post covers how to alleviate concern #2 – flexibility.
A major challenge in designing an on-site data center is determining size. A too-small facility will cause the business to outgrow capacity quicker than they planned, which will increase their cost. A too-large facility creates under-utilized space, also adding to the total cost of ownership. Continue reading
In response to our earlier Top 5 Data Center Concerns for 2015 publication, this post covers how to alleviate concern #3 – connectivity.
In the current operating environment, businesses face increasingly complex connectivity challenges. Virtualization and mobility has changed the way businesses do business. Continue reading
In response to our earlier Top 5 Data Center Concerns for 2015 publication, this post covers how to alleviate concern #4 – innovation.
With technology constantly changing, most businesses find it difficult to stay up-to-date with the latest data center innovations. Although using outdated equipment and practices may put your business at a disadvantage, you have to work within your budget constraints. Therefore, it’s not always possible or feasible to invest in the latest innovation to hit the market. Continue reading
Texas has long been a prime destination for businesses in almost every industry, including biotech, health care, energy, finance and data centers. Some of the state’s business advantages include the lowest per capita tax rate in the nation, no personal income tax, proximity to strategic markets, leading-edge infrastructure, excellent schools, and a skilled workforce.
As a result of business migration to the Lone Star state, Texas data centers offer a unique advantages for their customers. Data center providers are found in each of the major metro areas, including Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Businesses can select from a large variety of service models and capabilities across the state. Continue reading
In response to our earlier Top 5 Data Center Concerns for 2015 publication, this post covers how to alleviate concern #5 – service.
As dependence on technology continues to increase, the data center has become an important, strategic asset for businesses of all types and sizes. However, building and managing an on-site data center requires a substantial capital investment most businesses can’t afford to make. Therefore, many businesses turn to a colocation model. Continue reading
According to an Uptime Institute survey of data center professionals, traditional enterprise data centers fail more often than colocation data centers. The study questioned participants about their outage events over a 12-month period. The participants in the study were split evenly between enterprises and third-party data center providers. Continue reading
The physical security of a data center is a critical evaluation component. To minimize the risk associated with data center security, businesses must assess the type of measures in place. Answers to the following questions will give you a good idea about the scope of a provider’s security capabilities:
During an evaluation of Dallas colocation providers, nothing is more important than financial strength. Financial stability helps ensure the provider will be around for the long haul. You don’t want to spend significant time and energy investing in a provider that shuts its doors soon after you sign your contract. Therefore, a data center should be able to support your business for the next five to ten years.
In September 2014, 451 Research published the results of a study it conducted in July of over 6,000 IT decision-makers in North America and Western Europe. The purpose of the study is to identify trends involving data center implementation and facilities spending in the multi-tenant data center market.