OUR TOP FIVE TIPS FOR SELECTING A DATA CENTRE

The process for selecting the right data centre should be one you take seriously. After all, it will host your business’ critical data.

Choose wisely…

1 Reliability

It’s the first thing you should consider. Outages and downtime lead to unhappy customers. Which, impacts reputation and new business acquisition. You should ensure you get adequate power resource and network connectivity. Data Centres investing in well-built infrastructures, such as Tier 3 or higher, will guarantee the best resilience – maximising uptime.

Did you know? “The average cost of IT downtime to a business is $5,600 per minute.” – Gartner

2 Security

You’ve found a provider that has the appropriate reliability provisions, eliminating downtime and loss. How about security? If security is compromised, so is your critical data. Provisions such as: CCTV, 24/7 on-site security, biometric scanners and access restriction are just a few points your provider should have covered.

3 Connectivity

It’s all very well having a reliable and secure data centre but how about one with flexible connectivity? Search for one that offers carrier-neutral facilities as well as their own network. You will have the best flexibility and this is the easiest way to get started.

Data centres in prime locations can be beneficial for connectivity and accessibility. Ask the provider which additional Data Centres connectivity will be possible with.

4 Support

Do some investigation into the levels of support. You should to know your critical data is being carefully looked after. Issues should be resolved rapidly before they become critical by the support team. If, a critical issue arises – the data centre support team should be on-call 24/7 to resolve. Ensure you have an SLA in place, to be sure on response times.

5 Agility

Find a data centre that can grow with your business, offering quick and easy expansion. Search for a solution that suits you. This could be: a partial rack, full rack or even a suite. Whatever your need, find a provider that can support you now and in the future.

Is there a data centre that ticks all five boxes?

Amito in Reading has the solution. From stringent on-site security, to optimum power and connectivity provisions – Amito can help you.

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