The need for data centers is rising, but providers must capitalize on the demand and learn how to stand out from competitors. Here are five ways they can do that.
Every data center offers some measure of on-site support, but some go above and beyond to benefit colocation customers. These data centers offer remote hands, teams of technicians who handle internal IT issues within the data center environment so customers don’t have to constantly send their own staff to the facility when an issue arises. More comprehensive and involved than conventional on-site personnel, remote hands services offer a number of important advantages to data center customers.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Recently someone asked the question on Quora.com, “Why are there data centers in NYC?” They made some great points about how real estate, electricity, salaries, taxes, and more are very expensive in a large city. After all, there must be a good reason for data centers in NYC other than being able to get bagels 24 hours a day.
Imagine for a moment that it’s 2 in the morning and you receive an alert that a critical part of your website has gone down. As a result, customers across the world are unable to buy your products and services. Every moment that the system is unavailable, it’s costing your company money. “To provide a financial perspective on the issue, a 49 minute outage suffered by Amazon.com last year cost the business more than $4m in lost sales”, said Simon Withers with business2community.com.