Τhe capabilities of a data center can vary a lot. In fact, by looking at the global market we see so many different options offered. So, for businesses looking to select a data center to partner with, things can get complicated.
First things first. A business looking to partner with another business must first understand its own needs before they sign up for any type of service.
It is the same with data centers. A business must first know what to look from a data center and this is where to start from:
Whether you are looking for Business Continuity, for Colocation, for cloud or for any other service, you have to make sure the location of the data center meets your requirements in terms of access, of security, of latency regarding your business applications and the markets you are in.
A modern data center has to be immune to against….anything and everything. We see unprecedented cyberattacks literally destroying businesses within a few hours. We also see the environment causing unpredictable disasters in regions where things seemed to be quite until now. To that, data centers should have knowledge, software, and technology to protect your assets under any circumstances.
3. Network capacity and reliability
Before moving in, check variables such as network reliability, speed, security and all possible connectivity parameters. This way you will know if the data center is advanced enough to support your business with appropriate connectivity.
4. Protection against emergencies
All modern data center facilities have an emergency plan which kicks in when things get out of hand. This plan ensures complete redundancy in order for operations to keep running no matter what happens in the “outside” world.
Μake sure you double-check the quality of these systems and whether they match your needs.
The reputation of the data center facility is hugely important. Please do your research prior to signing. Interview the people you meet and do not hesitate to contact clients to get their impressions.
Οf course, this list of “criteria” to help you choose the right data center for your business can be endless. So, start with the above and then contact our team at Lamda Hellix via this form to find out more