Data centre consolidation: bigger doesn’t mean better
It is well known within the IT industry that the data centre space is currently going through a period of dynamic changes. The widespread acceptance of cloud infrastructure means that data no longer has to be stored in-house on physical servers, and the appeal of data colocation is appealing to many large firms who need a guarantee of certainty when it comes to accessing their information.
While the reasons for these changes can be attributed to many different factors, the primary facilitator is the rapid increases in technology we have experienced over the past few years. Organisational infrastructure is degrading at its most rapid rate every, and companies are having to keep up with these dynamic changes.
However, there are several techniques that data centre operators, companies and their in-house IT teams can use to ensure the security and longevity of their data, without compromising their sites. One of the most popular techniques is through data consolidation.
Data consolidation is the amalgamation of physical data centre locations, and the condensing of existing hardware platforms that store data into smaller, more manageable servers. Not only does this reduction save money on storage costs, but it also means there are fewer potential areas for data and security breaches to occur, increasing the safety of both your company and your clients. Given the new GDPR legislation that has been enforced, security should be at the top of every companies’ agenda.
However, despite offering numerous benefits to companies, the consolidation process can present a steep learning curve and can be disastrous if done incorrectly. As such, it is important to use professionals to facilitate these operations, giving you the peace of mind that all of your data will be managed and secured safely.
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