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At ARG, we have seen an explosion in interest in data center services since the beginning of 2010. ARG has provided more data center solutions than ever before and the inquiries continue to increase. We have asked our clients why this migration is happening now – what has changed over the years to lead them to seek out a data center. Here are some of the common responses.
1) Data Availability – Service levels to end users are increasing. Data is becoming more and more valuable. As IT groups require users to save work on centralized infrastructure, the IT organization is increasingly under the gun to ensure maximum availability. In the past, if a single user had a work station issue, the impact was isolated. Now, if the IT group has a storage array issue, the entire organization is impacted. High availability is driving data center utilization.
2) Speed to the Cloud – Cloud connect products provide an onramp to the cloud to optimize your user experience
3) Cost of Connectivity – Data center connectivity is cheap. No other way to say it. When clients are situated in a carrier neutral facility, their cost of bandwidth is a fraction of what they would normally pay on the outside. Clients are putting their high bandwidth applications in data centers to lower to total costs. The savings realized can be spent on redundant connectivity supplies to fully bullet-proof the services.
4) Remote Management – The days of having to “get on” a machine to make changes are over. System Admins are usually sitting at their work stations performing maintenance and updating applications on servers at some other location. Whether the server is down the hall in a server room or across town in a data center is irrelevant. Proximity to the infrastructure is no longer a day to day consideration.
Many other issues are also important, such as clean uninterrupted power, security, expansion opportunities, etc. If you are considering the state of your infrastructure and think that a data center might be worth considering, or moving to the cloud and unsure of what to do with your remaining servers give us a call. ARG represents virtually every data center in the market and will give you an independent assessment of the facilities as well as the connectivity options to determine if there is an appropriate fit for your needs.