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Are You Aware Of The Signs That It Is Time To Switch To Colocation?

November 20, 2017
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If you have reached the point when your data center is constantly being pressured and strained, and if your data center is unable to keep up with all the upgrades and changed that have taken place, you may be considering making the switch to colocation. You may have also thought about purchasing additional data for the data center, but this is not as simple and easy as it may seem.

How can you be sure that colocation would be the best fit for your business? We want to help you make the perfect decision for your company. Here are a few signs that colocation could be the best decision for your business.

Data Protection/Disaster Recovery 

When disaster strikes and you need to relocate employees, data, hardware, etc., you are going to need an additional site that will allow you to activate the data easily and quickly. Colocation can be used for this purpose.

You can not afford to have a significant amount of downtime when it comes to your business. When someone is trying to reach you or access something from your business, downtime can be very detrimental to your brand and your reputation. One of the best ways to avoid any downtime is by having a data center. You want your business to run as smooth as possible, even after a disaster, and data centers will allow you to do this.

You Need More Space

We understand how competitive every industry is and how important it is to keep up with the competition. However, some businesses do not have as many resources and tools as others. This is why it is so important to be able to do more with less. When you do not have to worry about your data, hardware, etc., you will be able to focus on other aspects of your business. When you know your data center is being maintained and kept by someone else, you will have the time, energy, and patience to focus on things that will bring in more revenue and more customers.

You Need Some Control

Colocation gives you the ability to take care of and maintain your hardware and equipment. There will be expenses when it comes to security, maintenance, space, etc., but these costs will be shared by you and the other customers. This means you will not have to spend a significant amount of money on hosting. You will be able to effectively manage your budget because you will be aware of how much you will be expected to pay each month.

Your Business Is Growing

The fact that your business is growing is definitely a great thing, right? This can also mean that you need more people, but you do not want to take on the added expenses of hiring more people and finding a bigger office. How will you be able to get more out of the space that you are currently using? You may think that you are saving money by having your own servers, but did you know that having this space could be hurting your business?

How many extra chairs, tables, desks, etc. do you think you can place in the room that you have your servers in? When you keep your servers on your premises, you could be giving money away that you can use to improve your business. You can take the time to do a little extra research so you can recalculate the value of having a server room. Do you need the server room or do you need an extra work area?

If any of the above signs are relevant to your business, we suggest that you start looking for a colocation partner. Contact us today for additional information.

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