Deciding on a data center provider is no easy task. It can take months of strategic planning to move to a new facility. While there are several considerations to factor in, here are the top 4 most critical features to look for in a data center provider.
The location of your Data Center is one of the most fundamentally important features to take into consideration. Floods, tsunamis and hurricanes are a direct threat and can cause complete loss of data. Make sure your Data Center is away from designated natural disaster zones. In addition, Data Centers should never be close to major highways, heavily trafficked roadways or near/on a direct flight path.
In the event of an outage, what safeguards are in place to ensure your data and applications continue to operate? Identify what type of redundancy is in place to ensure business continuity. Data Centers with the highest uptimes will have independent power supplies and cooling capabilities to guarantee if one side is down, the other side is able to sustain operating power.
3. Cloud Integration
Gartner predicts “By 2021, over 75% of midsize and large organizations will have adopted a multi-cloud and/or hybrid IT strategy.” Does your data center provide the onramp capabilities to adapt to your current (or future) infrastructure needs? Today’s modern data centers are well equipped to provide seamless connections between your colocation infrastructure, to your cloud and backup cloud environments.
4. Expansion Space
As you add more data and applications to your business network, make sure your Data Center can accommodate growth. Do they have the cabinet and power capacity to support future growth? You don’t want to end up in a Data Center that you will eventually outgrow in the next 3-5 years. Always plan for the future to avoid the headache of having to move your equipment down the road.
About MTP Data Center by Servpac
MTP Data Center by Servpac is Hawaii’s premier data facility for colocation and cloud computing solutions. Following the Uptime Institute’s highest Tier 4 design certification, the facility features advanced independent and redundant features to guarantee business resiliency. Centrally located in Mililani Tech Park, MTP Data Center sits 850 ft above sea level, making it the most naturally secure facility to protect your company’s mission-critical data. To schedule a tour of MTP Data Center, visit www.servpac.com/mtptour