You have got your dedicated server. Now, life is going to be simple. Not quite. In order to reap all the promised benefits of the server, you need to take care of it. And taking care of the server is not that easy. ‘Taking care’ essentially means maintaining it, monitoring it, providing troubleshooting in time, ensure fast recoveries, and optimizing it. Each of these tasks involves tens of smaller tasks. So, what’s the solution? Go for managed hosting. Yes, but that’s not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about the location of your server.
So, where do you keep your servers? If yours is a big organization with many servers, you need a data center. What is a data center? It is a physical location where multiple servers are maintained to provide back up facilities in case one server experiences problems. Apart from housing servers, a data center has routers and switches to help the servers communicate with one another.
Now, should every organization with servers go for a data center? Well, a data center benefits a bigger organization more than a small one. Now, how does a data center help? A datacenter essentially offers availability and scalability. A well-managed datacenter ensures that business never suffers because of one failure somewhere. Also, the datacenter offers support as the business needs change. It offers business continuity.
Now, managing a data center is difficult. Why not get professionals to manage it? In fact, your data center can be located in the premises of the hosting company, letting you manage it remotely.