Jul 17, 2012

Jul 17, 2012

Data centre strategies

Think of a computer. At what point does a computer stop being worthwhile to repair? Is it after 2 generations of superior computers have been released? Or perhaps after the 3rd time the motherboard needs to be changed? There is a point of diminishing returns with almost everything, and enterprise level IT is no different. Is it time for your business to start reconsidering your data centre strategy and think about getting out of the data centre business altogether?

A business’ data centre has always been of central importance to the enterprise but given the huge business potential of the internet among other factors, it has become even more so. A large number of businesses have added space, power, cooling, servers, storage, virtualisation, and more, over the space of a few years and at vast expense. However, in essence, we could say that all they’ve done is fix their data centre, rather than replace it with something much better.

The more practical and money saving alternative to the never-ending rat race of data centre upgrades is to buy what you need from a service provider, just as you do with water and electricity. Imagine if every company built their own networks, buried their own cables or fibre and set up their own networking equipment. An approach like that would have greatly slowed business growth and a great many companies would still be running on 14.4 modems today while any companies brave enough to make technology upgrades would still be struggling to justify the exorbitant costs incurred. Clearly this approach is not the best. 

Of course you have to know what your requirements are, and those requirements will reflect which provider is the best fit for you, your business and also importantly, your budget.

Businesses and enterprises would do well to look for a service provider that can offer a combination of Cloud, Committed, and Dedicated resources; storage facilities that grow as your needs do (i.e. scalable) and application platforms. The chosen service provider should be one that continually advances technology and allows their clients to take advantage of these investments.

Another factor to keep in mind is that of unforeseen circumstances. Disaster recovery is a collection of technologies which ensure that your business’ data is prepared in the case of a disaster. Certainly a well-reputed cloud provider such as BMIT has much more comprehensive and watertight disaster recovery strategies than most businesses can, primarily because we can afford to do so across hundreds of clients, thus reducing the cost per client to a fraction of what a single business would have to pay, but also because we live and die by our reputation.

A business can save huge amounts of money by outsourcing its data centre requirements. Premium service provides will offer 24x7x365 availability, maintenance, support, upgrades and much less hassle, for one low, all-inclusive price.

As a business which provides services to hundreds of global organizations, we know and understand that not only must BMIT provide 24/7 IT, but also enterprise-strength IT support and disaster recovery on a round-the-clock basis.

Ensure full peace of mind. Contact BMIT now.

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