Remember the times when you had to keep your computer in a cool, dust-free room? Your personal computer may not need such a cozy environment anymore, but your precious servers do. The datacenter is what houses your organization’s servers.
The benefits of a datacenter are many. But a datacenter may not be necessary for every organization. Two things dictate the requirement of a datacenter: the number of servers and your ability to manage the datacenter. If you find monitoring and managing a datacenter overwhelming, you need not forsake the datacenter. Instead, opt for a hosted one, where your datacenter is kept within the premises of a vendor who also takes care of its management and security.
Ideally, large businesses and the mid-size ones that are growing rapidly should go for datacenters. For small businesses, single servers or cluster servers can provide all that they need.
Now, how does a datacenter help your business?
- It offers high availability. A well-managed datacenter ensures that business never suffers because of one failure somewhere.
- It is highly scalable. The datacenter offers support as the business needs change.
- It offers business continuity. Unexpected problems and server failures don’t deter the functioning of your business in any way.
One of the biggest criteria of owning a datacenter is your ability to manage it. Datacenter management, however, does not necessarily depend on you. You can hire professionals to manage it for you. In fact, you don’t even need to keep the datacenter in your premises; it can be kept within the premises of the vendor.