Data is everything in this digital age and to retain the trust of users, who share their credentials with you, as an organization you need to protect this data and safeguard the interest of your users. Though there are countless data centres, while selecting the perfect one for your venture, there are a few factors that you should keep in mind. Read on to know more.
Data center location
Your chosen data centre may not be in your vicinity but it is necessary that it is located at a safe and secure place. “An ideal data centre should be far away from the chaos of the city. While selecting a data centre for my business, I thought about its immunity to threats like earthquakes, floods, etc. Besides that, one should also choose a data centre which is not affected by man-made hazards like arson and loot. In a nutshell, it should be functioning irrespective of the circumstances around,”
24×7 power backup
“The data centre should have ample power backup as at time there may not be electricity and to keep the data up and running, adequate power supply backup is a must. While selecting a data centre, ensure that it has adequate power backup facility because if you keep data live all the time, then you cannot afford even a second shut down of your data access. Do read a couple of unbiased reviews of the said data centre just to ensure that your data centre will never run out of power supply ,”
Though it is obvious that a data centre will have a high speed Internet connection , it needs to have a couple of other backup Internet connections as well, just to ensure that even if a couple of Internet lines go down, it has a few more backup lines to fall back upon and keep your data intact and safe.
“Do check that the speed of these spare lines is at par with main connection or your users may complain of a slow process and may migrate to your competitors and you can lose users for no fault of yours,”
Besides digital security measures, armed guards at the entrances to the facility, biometric systems and CCTVs – both inside and outside – of the premises go a long way in making a data centre a well-guarded facility, where one can opt to have one’s data. Other security aspects like servers protected by locked cages, automatic fire extinguishers and more cameras that monitor the facility 24×7, must be in place as well.
An ideal data centre must adopt the latest technology and be in sync with everchanging technology. “You don’t want your data centre to run on an outdated technology. A stateof-the-art infrastructure is a must for a data centre and it must be well-equipped with the latest technology and system,”
Do not forget to find out what type of cooling system your data centre uses. Cooling system of a data centre must be eco-friendly , as non-eco friendly data centre run the risk of getting close down anytime.
Round the clock customer care centre
If you are hosting your website and data on cloud, then you need to have 24×7 customer care assistance