As popular as Private Cloud infrastructure has become, we still find that some clients need or want to keep their data local. There are many reasons for wanting control of your data in a local data center; observable security, privacy or the ability to simply be able to touch your technology investment.
In the summer of 2015, the 451 Research Group study showed that 83% of enterprises surveyed in North America still rely on their own data center or IT site. According to the survey of 1,200 senior IT pros, familiar with data center operations, only 17% rely solely on cloud service providers or colocation providers. Forty-nine percent reported using both their own infrastructure and third parties (cloud or colocation providers).
Stablenet recommends that customers who wish to maintain an on-premise model establish a solid backup system. We suggest setting up replicated data to a secondary data center or another colocation facility, as well as having active UPS and backup generators that kick in within minutes. To obtain true reliability, solid backups of Virtual and Physical servers are a must and a redundant external DNS and WAN are integral parts for all primary site locations.
Physical security will always remain important. That’s why video surveillance, biometric readers, retina scanners, or a combination are mandatory.
Based on industry trends, becoming hybrid is the future of the enterprise data center. After all, when defining a data center strategy, it’s all about the services you deliver to help your business succeed not the software, hardware, network, or the building it sits in.
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