Is it Time for a Data Center Migration?

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    Is it Time for a Data Center Migration?
    • July 3 2019

    When your current data solution is no longer meeting your business needs, it might be a signal to consider migrating. Undergoing a migration to a new data center or colocation provider can be an intimidating task. It is time-consuming and needs to be carefully planned down to the smallest detail. But how do you know when the time is right?

    Growth and expansion
    As a business grows, the chances are big that your current IT infrastructure may need to expand as well. If the needs of your IT infrastructure change and there is simply not enough power or resources available – migrating is a way to create room for growth and expansion. A flexible colocation option will give you the ability to scale up or down easily.

    Poor support
    The most important aspect of good customer service is a fast response time. In a 24/7 culture, availability and reliability of online services is the key to success. It’s vital for business owners that the response times are fast; there’s nothing worse than slow support responses. A good support staff offers a peace of mind and assurance that the data center provider has your back. Make sure to check how quickly support tickets are addressed.

    Learn more about why support matters when choosing a data center.

    Costly investments 
    Depending on circumstances, you may have financial issues to consider. The data center support staff are a huge asset to any business. Not only do they offer peace of mind with their proactive monitoring of the critical infrastructure of the data center facility, but the operating cost are considerably lower compared to on-site IT operations and allows business to avoid costly investments.

    Having a data center with remote hands support means you have a professional, certified technician providing 24/7 support to help you get things back up and running quickly. This means you can rest assured when an issue arises, a trusted specialist will be available to meet your needs. Additionally, you don’t never have to worry about administrative concerns like benefits, paid time off, coverage during holidays and gaps in employee turnover.

    Limited connectivity
    You are fully aware of all the problems your current location has. If you have limited connectivity access, it could have an impact on the availability of your services. If you don’t have access to your data, you simply can’t function. Finding a reliable data center that has access to several network providers should be top priority when considering a new location.

    After you’ve made the choice to migrate to a new location, take some time to review your decision in detail. At ColoHouse, we’re aiming to make your job more efficient and hassle-free by giving you the tools you need to maintain the performance and up-time you’re expecting while managing growth.

    More information about data center migration or are you considering colocation? Check out our colocation guide. Discuss a migration project in detail? Please contact us at sales@colohouse.com or +1 305-731-2225. Our experts are happy to think along with you.

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