When it comes to running a growing business, there are several things the business outgrows as it expands. Just as a child can’t wear a shoe that is too small, a growing business can’t keep the same support system that no longer fits the needs of the company. This includes IT needs and we at Heiden are here to help.
What is a data center?
Data centers are facilities dedicated to the IT operations and equipment of an organization and centralize it in one location where everything is easily accessible. These centers manage, store and distribute data and are critical to the daily operations of the company. There are two different classifications of data centers, enterprise and internal, or internet-facing.
Data centers which are the enterprise type have fewer users but have more applications. These applications can be either customized to a particular client or are one size fits all. Internet-facing, or internal, data centers have many users, are browser-based and have far fewer applications. Data centers are then broken down into their various elements.
Why You Need A Data Center
If your company generates or uses data, then it has a need for a data center, whether it is a government agency, retailer, financial institution, or some other entity which has a need for data. If the company in question does not have access to data on a reliable basis, then they will not be able to provide the revenue they require, or fast enough data availability to ensure user satisfaction.
To cut back on the cost of storing data, more and more companies are moving their data to the cloud on host servers rather than their own local computers or centralized network servers. A study by the International Data Corporation has shown that the amount of data created is expected to rise to 40 zettabytes by the year 2020.
Advantages Of Using A Data Center
- It cuts costs
Power outages are one of the leading causes of money lost for the U.S. economy. It is believed that anywhere from $200 to $570 billion is lost due to power disturbances. As data centers have a system which can endure poorer power conditions, they help to lessen the money lost due to a power outage, even with the rising cost of power.
If you use a data center, you don’t have to have a server onsite. If you do not have a data server onsite, then you don’t have to worry about arranging security measures to keep unwanted people from accessing that information. If the facility where your data is stored, you can easily check on the security of the facility if you have chosen a colocation data center.
If your IT functions have slowed, it usually means that there are a number of organizations, as well as residences depending on the zoning laws of your location, using the same power grid. When you use a data center, you will find significant improvements when it comes to the speed in which you access your data as data centers make sure that only one business is connected to each power grid.
How To Get Set Up At Heiden
Before committing to something too hastily, be sure to read our website and request a free consultation to see if Heiden is the right fit for you. From there we can help you from any number of things from hosted server services, business continuity, and so much more.
When it comes to your growing business, don’t fall behind on providing the support system your data needs. Having fast, efficient data access will help you stay competitive and reliable, while the security of a data center will give you peace of mind that your data is safe and secure. Contact us for your free consultation today.