As the central hub for all company data, data centers function as a company lifeline and are critical to the continuity of daily operations. For this reason, they are among the most important assets a business owns and should be taken care of accordingly. Data centers house IT hardware and software such as routers, switches, firewalls, storage systems, servers, and application-delivery controllers, data centers are one of the most expensive pieces of hardware a company can own, and transitioning can become a headache.
As enterprises evolve, so do their data center requirements. As such, data center transitions are sometimes required. This sometimes means moving to a larger space, downsizing, or colocation. In today’s digital era, many people switch from hardware-based storage to cloud computing to save time and money.
The idea of cloud computing seems intimidating, and many believe they have too many vulnerabilities, but there are many benefits. First, cloud computing provides more options than hardware-based data storage, allowing files and other information to be moved around quickly. Cloud storage also decreases the chances of data loss during environmental disasters.
Cloud computing also creates more room for security measures on hardware. Storing less data on servers provides space to monitor firewalls and other security precautions to ensure data is safe and secure. Increased efficiency reduces power usage and frees more servers for data backup for emergency access. Additionally, less hardware means less time wasted monitoring servers and reduces overall energy consumption, resulting in lower costs in hardware maintenance and monthly electric bills.
Data centers are an integral part of an enterprise, which is why professionals should manage transitions and decommissionings.
HOBI International, Inc. is a premier IT asset management and disposition enterprise with more than 30 years of industry experience. We offer comprehensive data center solutions that minimize downtime and maximize return on assets. HOBI prioritizes security, efficiency, and value maximization throughout each of our data center services.
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