What Are the Benefits of Local Colocation Data centers?

  • What Are the Benefits of Local Colocation Data centers?
    • October 8 2020

    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.

    Why location matters

    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:

    Key advantages of a local data center

    1. Easy access
      By opting for a local colocation facility, you can always have access to your hardware – and your data. Is your facility within traveling distance from your business headquarters? If your data center is located in the middle of nowhere, access to your hardware becomes difficult. You don’t want to drive hundreds of miles when you need quick access to your servers.
    2. Connectivity
      A data center’s connectivity plays a significant role in whether the facility is a good fit for a business. Limited connectivity access could have an impact on the availability of your services. If you don’t have access to your data, you simply can’t function. If a business requires access to a specific region of the world, they will likely choose to collocate in a facility that is in or near that location. Additionally, a provider with a wide range of connectivity options ensures access to a variety of locations for fast and reliable networking.  
    3. Dedicated Team
      Providers will do everything in their power to ensure that their customers’ business operations are maintained. With 24/7 onsite support availability, you can rest assured that your systems are being maintained by IT experts and certified engineers who will serve as an extension of your team. When an issue arises at an unexpected moment, customers need someone to help them out as soon as possible. A key benefit of a local data center is that you are working with a small dedicated team, you know exactly know who)to turn to if you need help. When your data center facility is located further away, you can’t have the same kind of relationships with the staff that you can cultivate when you see them on a regular basis.

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    Our Locations
    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.

    Data Center Migration FAQs

    What is a data center migration?

    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.

    What are the different types of data center migration?

    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.

    How to plan for a successful data center migration?

    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.

    How long does a data center migration take?

    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.

 
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