The Critical Role of Data Centers in Business Continuity

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    The Critical Role of Data Centers in Business Continuity
    • July 27 2021

    Last Updated on July 27, 2021 by Sammen Qureshi

    The COVID-19 pandemic had led to an inevitable surge of digital technologies. The pandemic has been a highly disruptive force in the global market, changing the way businesses operate today — and perhaps into the future. 

    Transformation takes on a new urgency 

    One of the most prominent trends has been the shift to remote and digital means of working and communicating. In today’s business environment, IT departments are challenged to not only maintain their current infrastructure, applications, and operations but also make strategic contributions.

    For any business, adapting to new technology is crucial for business continuity. Access to data is critical for the day-to-day workflows, collaboration, innovation, and customer service. Many businesses depend on their data and connectivity to manage these daily operations. Every business requires an IT infrastructure that supports its operational needs. We are more reliant on online services to work to protect its workforce and minimize the threat of the virus.

    Vital role of data centers

    The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced the importance of data centers and what they do. Data centers deal with risk assessment and management every day and play a crucial role as the central point of access for data and essential business applications. Operators have business continuity plans in place for many different types of potential disruption.

    Colocation has become a key component in today’s business digital transformation strategy. Without a secure and reliable connection to its customers; businesses are unable to deliver their products and services, making connectivity within the data center, essential. Colocation allows businesses to offload the complexity of managing and maintaining the IT infrastructure with access to experts and services that can make staying in touch with mission-critical data easier. Despite a facility’s need for 24/7 monitoring, much of the work can be done remotely or with relatively few people on-site. Colocation also enables businesses to keep their staff safe by eliminating the need to be onsite and keeping you and your employees safe.

    Post-pandemic

    The world has shifted significantly, and the way we do business is already changing. This change will continue to accelerate. As digital applications are becoming more critical, data centers will continue to grow in importance as its role in business continuity and IT empowerment. The COVID-19 pandemic means many businesses face uncertain futures. Some of the changes you roll out now may become part of the ‘new normal,’. Getting your IT team prepared can help you better weather the storm. Learn here how to prepare your IT team during a pandemic.

    At ColoHouse, our goal is to support you and your business by providing solid infrastructure and services. To learn more about our services or to get more information about our data centers please contact us on +1 305-731-2225 or use our contact form.

 
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