5 reasons to use an offsite data centre

Chris Jones
By Chris Jones
As more companies are choosing to virtualise their systems away from physical servers, many are realising the benefits of an outsourced solution as opposed to having an on-site server room.
5 reasons to use an offsite data centre
Many do not realise that using an offsite data centre for hosting is often more cost effective and provides your business with a greater resilience.

The benefits

  1. Cost reductions
Energy bills will significantly fall when not running an on-site data centre, plus you remove the cost of having a team to monitor and reboot the servers or air conditioning when it fails at 3am. Using an offsite data centre takes care of these elements for you, saving you money and headaches.
  1. State-of-the-art infrastructure
The capabilities, power and speed of a specialist data centre far outweigh that of standard comms room. Who wouldn’t want to make the most of the best equipment for a smaller price?
  1. Protection
Whilst most server rooms will have battery backups and air conditioning, your in-house comms cabinet is more than likely not fully protected. Does the power supply include diverse distribution paths and power feeds? Do you have effective cooling systems, with UPS in place? Do you have a dual generator system that can be refuelled whilst in operation? Are your power, battery and temperature levels monitored 24/7? Is your data backed up offsite? If the answer to any of these is no, then your data is not fully protected.
  1. Disaster recovery
From floods, to cyber-attacks, power outages to human error or hardware failure, there are a lot of things that can go wrong which are out of your control. 70% of businesses who experience major data loss are likely to go out of business within a year. Hosting your data offsite helps to mitigate the impact to your data if disaster strikes at your offices. Our data centre is also backed up offsite too, meaning if the worst happened, our data is completely protected.
  1. Speed and security
When it comes to connectivity, a specialist data centre means your business is connected globally, quickly and securely. Data centres have fast, uncontended internet connections with a dedicated team monitoring traffic flow to ensure 100% uptime, allowing your organisation to benefit from faster networking with a secure connection.

If you’d like to find out how our specialist data centre can benefit your business, get in touch today.
 

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