Last Updated on October 8, 2020 by Sammen Qureshi
Businesses have more options than ever when it comes to managing their business-critical data and applications. As technology continues to evolve, the question of how to best manage larger amounts of data in a corporate setting has become increasingly common. For many, colocation has emerged as a possible solution.
Reliable performances, peace of mind, business continuity, digitalization, and cost savings are the most common reasons why more businesses are choosing a colocation provider. When choosing a colocation service provider, there are many criteria to be considered and location will be one of the biggest factors.
Often, the starting point for many businesses when researching data center services is determining a strategic location that fits the business’s overall needs. But the key is to select a data center facility that is both convenient and supplemental to daily operations; since the location of a data center can directly influence a variety of other key considerations in the colocation process.
Today’s data centers are transforming so that they meet new needs in a more distributed and efficient way and are no longer just a collection of physical assets. In addition to space and power, the physical location needs to offer a highly connected infrastructure, with access to strong connectivity hubs so that they can deliver and receive data between networks, businesses, internet exchanges and end-users. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why a local colocation data center can be beneficial to you and your business:
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If you need physical access to your servers, then you’ll need to choose a colocation provider that has a data center located near you. ColoHouse has over 14 locations in 8 countries and access to over 40 internet exchanges to serve your local access (needs). To learn more about our data center locations, please contact us at +1 305-731-2225 or use our contact form.
A data center migration is the process of moving select assets from one data center environment to another. It is also referred to as a data center relocation.
Datacenter migration refers to migrating an entire data center to a new computing environment. Application migration refers to migrating one or more applications from one computing environment to another. Data migration refers to migrating specific sets of data from one storage system to another.
After establishing the purpose for the data center migration, the next and most important step is putting together a realistic plan of execution. Transitioning to a new data center facility can be time-intensive, so be sure to allow enough time to move all equipment, applications, servers, networks, and other operational resources.
The amount of time a data center migration takes depends on several factors like the volume of data and complexity of the migration. Every step should be a part of a project plan with a clear timeline.