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Traditional data centers are fading away fast with the advent of cloud computing. Is it true? There is no clear answer as demand for larger data centers or even the cloud data center is on the rise. If the computing is going to be there, then the demand for on premise storage of data is going to be there. But more and more businesses are rethinking about their data centers. They are wondering if they can do it better than a third party provider and some other are thinking about it from a financial angle. Is it worthy to put organizational resources in running own data centers?
It Is Already Started
In past few years, the trend has already started, and the talk is turning into action. Many big names have already completed their migration, and many others are on the way. The Uptime Institute has recently surveyed a lot of tech execs, and a majority of them expect to be in the cloud in the future to come. Interested in knowing the reason? Here are some them:
When you outsource the data center more often than not, it will be governed by SLAs. It usually takes care of the environmental and infrastructure elements and includes the state-of-the-art systems and designs that have to be maintained at the highest level to reduce the downtime and avoid any penalties. The outsourced datacenters provide almost 99 percent of availability of the expected site infrastructure, redundant site infrastructure capacity. It also calls for concurrently maintainable site infrastructure and also needs a fault-tolerant site to be prepared if there is a power outage.
2-Mitigation Of Risks
The distance between the company’s premise and its data center is an important factor and has to be considered to eliminate the risks associated with a blackout or a natural disaster. Experts suggest that the distance of 25-500 miles is good enough to allow the team to reasonably access data from the data center. It also makes sure that buffers distance exists from the main hub. It is also essential to take into account the latency tolerance of applications. More is more companies are now setting up data center hubs where the datacenter operators offer high-quality inventory to mitigate risks.
There are a lot of regulatory compulsions that affect the business infrastructure in most of the organizations. It often leads to overutilization or under-utilization of the capacities in the in-house data centers. It is where the organization can benefit immensely from the outsourced data centers. It’ll provide your business with lot flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and the scalability.
4-Faster Delivery & Flexibility
When you build a new data center structure, it is very time consuming, but you can save a lot of time when you go ahead with an external provider. He’ll take care of power and space challenges and provide flexibility for expansion plans.
5-Significant Cost Reduction
Setting up an on premise data center usually needs a lot of capital. But when you go to the outsourced data center, you don’t have to waste a lot of capital on buying new hardware or renting out new premises and making costly security arrangements. All this is taken care of by the service provider. And in most cases, the payout is in the form of monthly installments.
6-Faster Disaster Recovery
When critical IT systems go down, they bring your business to a halt and may cause revenue losses. But with the outsourced data center, there is hardly any lag in data center recovery.
If you want to save money and focus on main business, it is better to outsource the operational aspects to external service providers of cloud datacenter.