How a Data Center Can Make Your CMS Even Better

By: Kayla Matthews on June 22, 2020

The content management system (CMS) of any company is crucial. It is the programs, applications, software and hardware that create and manage digital content. With an increasing focus on distributing the digital infrastructure, CMS and data center integrations are signs of progress. Though cloud CMS is also a popular route, hosted CMSes are game-changing.

Without a CMS, many companies would not be as successful as they are today. These systems offer organization and efficiency, allowing employees to complete their work to the best of their abilities.

However, if the digital infrastructure overwhelms a company's IT department, the CMS may become slow and outdated. Data centers take care of CMSes so that the IT department can focus on other matters. Here are the benefits.

Connectivity

When working with a data center, people want to know they have the fastest connectivity and the highest quality connections possible. Data centers ensure these speeds and quality for a company's CMS. These facilities equip themselves to handle mass amounts of data at once. Businesses experience clean access to their content right away.

Typically, companies want to work with a data center that can offer around 100 Gbps of bandwidth for internet connections. This connectivity rate pairs well with efficient work. For a cloud CMS setup, the data center should also work with hybrid configurations to ensure proper cloud integration. Last, all of the functions should operate on a private network. 

Security

All company CMS content is valuable and confidential information. Data centers must use the highest security practices to keep their client's data safe. Private networks are the first step to do so. Next, business professionals should ask potential partners about their security levels — all data centers should have multiple layers of security. 

Some centers use cloud storage for backing up data, then store it in a potential secondary site for backup resources in the event of errors. With this kind of protection, companies have more insight into the process, more control over their CMS data and more protocols should something go wrong. 

Performance

The U.S. holds around 40% of all data centers and cloud sites, and that number is increasing. Hosted CMS setups provide companies across with world with more freedom and control. They can move information around, work efficiently and deploy different systems whenever they need them. In the workplace, though, the performance benefits continue. Data centers make managing and following projects easy and make collaboration fast with constant access to their content.

Then, with cloud-based systems, the workplace can integrate more and more platforms with its data center. A CMS holds a lot — documents and data, projects, cloud applications, software and hardware. Redistributing this digital load to a data center ultimately optimizes the workplace. People access content faster and easier, boosting performance all around. 

Data Center Tiers

Data centers are reliable facilities due to their layers of security, redundant power and connectivity abilities. Some facilities will have a different tier ranking that corresponds to its range and features. Usually, those data centers have rankings of one through four. However, some consider a fifth tier to be separate and not necessarily common. 

The tiers operate in similar ways, though some offer more abilities than others. For instance, tier four builds upon the reliability of the other levels. However, a company will need to evaluate resources and pricing before committing. CMS and data center collaborations will depend on funding, what a company requires and its long-term plans.

Even if a data center does not have a certified tier assigned to it, that does not mean that they don't meet the requirements of that given tier. Data center tiering is similar to an 'added-on certification' that a colocation facility can acquire. 

The Importance of Data Centers

Data centers are critical for CMSes. They create efficient ways to work, collaborate and allow IT employees to focus on other, more pressing matters. With a data center, software and hardware updates become instant and mindless, bandwidth increases and the CMS welcomes more integrations, like cloud storage, than ever before. 

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