Factors to Ponder When Selecting Data Center Services
- March 23, 2010
Most of the large organizations that don’t have time to manage their web servers usually opt for the huge services like Data Centers. Basically a data center is a storage facility for servers and related equipments, where website owners keep their company servers by paying the service charges.
A data center offers various services included in the package like Uninterrupted Power Supply, high network connections, Fire Suppression, cooling facilities, enhanced security, automatic backup facility, reliability and much more.
Data Centers provides state-of-the-art facilities and are fully prepared and ensures that a client won’t face any issues regarding the server.
Following are few of the factors which need to be consider while signing up for a data center services:
The data center you will be choosing must provide you with uninterrupted power supply round the clock to guarantee that there will be always 100% uptime. The service provider should have Multiple sources of power supply, so that if one supply fails the other line will continue to provide power supply.
It should be located in such a place where there will be zero chances of disasters as well as far from the traffic highways.
Moreover, you can also look for portable data centers that can be reliable and energy efficient and could be transported anywhere. A good modular data center can be speedily built or fabricated and de-fabricated based on your company’s requirements.
A data center must be up-to-date in providing security as the data stored in the data center is much valuable and needs to protect using the latest hardware firewalls. Verity about the fire suppression whether they are enough capable to extinguish the fire without using water supply and without damaging the servers and equipments.
The cooling temperature of the data center must be steady and in control all the times.
Similar to redundant power supply, the bandwidth should be provided in multiple lines to ensure that nothing goes wrong.
Round the clock customer and technical support must be provided to the clients and should be mentioned in the agreement as well.
The data center should be well-established and have a good reputation in the web hosting Industry.
All the services and penalties must be mentioned in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) of the data center, if in case there is a fault from their side you will be refunded.
All the staff at the data center should be well-experienced and must have expertise in their fields.
Within the industry, you will find many data center offering cheap and satisfied services, but lets get practical. Considering the above points will help you to choose the best data center services.