If you’re considering establishing a data center for your business, there are a number of benefits you should know about which are associated with the practice. In a nutshell, organizations are able to benefit from the establishment of data centers by continuing to focus on their own consumer objectives instead of worrying about technological maintenance and equipment capabilities.
Data centers are the powerhouse behind any successful business operation, because data center facilities are often the catalysts providing the necessary power and data-driven technologies required for a company to maintain the high consumer demand required of them. As advancements in the field of technology continue to change how organizations conduct their business, companies often deal with too many consumer issues to handle them internally.
Because many hours and oftentimes employees are required in order to maintain a high output of productivity when it comes to doing business, data centers are required to maintain the power needs and data needs of an organization. Investing in a data center is a crucial step for your business if you’re looking to take consumer operations to the next level. Through outsourcing your own power needs, you can focus on promoting and leveling up your company by serving more customers with almost the same budget.
With that being said, here are three of the numerous benefits a data center can offer to your business!
- You Can Protect Your Own Company’s Power Supply and Data Storage Capabilities.
When you outsource the architecture of your company’s power usage to a data center, you are lessening the chance of experiencing power failure. Outsourcing the control of your data and power supply takes the responsibility of maintaining electricity away from your company. This is an important distinction to make because losing power for as little as 1/50 of a second can impact electronic equipment for anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours. Onsite power failures almost always result in inescapable data loss unless power sources are coming from elsewhere. Natural disasters and even local power outages brought on by a car accident/storm/other disaster can impact the ability of a company to maintain their on-site power supply. For this reason, having a backup power supply in the form of an outsourced company is crucial for covering your best assets.
What’s more is that data centers are actually safer than on-site data storage options because they are better able to withstand less than optimal power conditions that would otherwise destroy the ability of a company’s technological infrastructure to supply its own electricity. The problems and risks associated with company data loss will only continue to intensify as technological components within the office become ever miniaturized and optimized for efficiency at the expense of faltering at the slightest power outage. Reliable storage without the glitches present in new technologies allow data centers to take the cake when it comes to the best option for protecting your company’s power supply and data-holding capabilities. Portable technology, while having its upsides, is nowhere near as stable as the earlier-generation technology found within the infrastructure of a data center.
- You Can Cut Company Costs.
Software-defined data center architecture is also good for another aspect of running your own company – cutting the costs of power production and data storage. Due to power outages, natural disasters, and other disturbances related to the creation and sustenance of business operations the US economy loses between $200 billion and $570 billion annually. By simply existing, data centers are able to eliminate a portion of this economic loss. This is the case because data centers are protective against unfavorable conditions in their use of earlier-generation technology to produce power and store data.
Because of its proven stability, using the technology contained within a data center is a much better alternative to portable (albeit newer) generators and surge suppressors that cannot withstand a sudden power outage, natural disaster, or even a marked power surge. The lack of newer technologies’ immunity to certain forms of power outages, spikes, or other electrical disturbances make them an inferior option when it comes to saving company costs and protecting your data/power supply.
The lack of options we see when it comes to fixing and bolstering generators and other, newer portable technologies contribute to the skyrocketing power and data storage costs we are witnessing today. Data centers provide a buffer for natural disasters, local power outages, and other incidents that would otherwise severely impact your company’s technological and general functionality.
It’s important to note that the general cost of power supplication equipment and data storage equipment has risen significantly in recent years. Because of this, data centers are more crucial than they’ve ever been. Data center managers take on the responsibility of achieving sufficient power supplication/data storage capabilities whilst reducing power supplication costs at the same time.
Uninterrupted power supplication systems found within the infrastructure of data center solutions can assist data center managers in reaching this goal. Even just a few years ago, there was a lack of selection pertaining to power supplication and data storage equipment that has been all but eliminated with the furthered advancement of data center solutions and technologies.
- You Can Improve the General Efficiency and Functionality of Your Company.
The economic benefits involved with investing in the outsourced technology of a data center are numerous, but what about the rest of your company’s business operations? How are they impacted by the variability of the electrical voltage promised to your company’s equipment? By United States law, power supplication can vary from 5.7% – 8.3% in either direction depending on the listed voltage. Absolute specifications dictate that a utility service promising 300 volts of electricity to your office equipment can legally provide anywhere from 287 to 325 volts of power.
The same specifications and laws do not exist for data center technologies. By extension, it must deliver consistently and efficiently as promised – every single time. 300 volts of promised electricity are 300 volts of promised electricity, period. There is no variability or inefficiency to be had in that regard. Additionally, a data center is able to eliminate the uncertainty surrounding power supplication by relying on strict voltage guidelines and monitoring processes intended to ensure a consistent electrical delivery every single time.
What’s more is that electrical power derived from utility services isn’t always clean. While companies may have their own local power sources, public utility services are often the catalyst providing variable levels of electricity to the central hub supplying those local power sources. With that being said, the use of public utility services slows down the IT functionality of your company because numerous other companies are utilizing your power grid. This leads to “dirty”, slowed-down electrical power.
By contrast, companies wishing to utilize a data center’s outsourced technologies will notice significant increases in the efficiency of their technological speed and functionality. This is due to the privatized nature of data center solutions – they privatize their own power sources so your company always receives “clean” power that is linked only to your company’s power grid (rather than everyone else’s).
If you’re looking to invest in the outsourced technology of a data center for your company, give us a call or email today to discuss power supplication and data storage options for a fair price. We care about the integrity of your data and your company’s electrical capabilities because we understand the essentiality of maintaining a power source to your office equipment at all times. Even a fraction of a second is enough to derail your company’s systems for hours on end – and we prevent anything like that from happening to your business. Don’t wait, call today for more information.