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Make the Most of your Business Colocation


Ask yourself this question: Would you rather build your own private jet aeroplane from the ground up, or would you rather just pay for a ticket to fly in one? As another example, how about creating and producing your own smartphone or would you prefer to just front the monthly fee to own the latest and most powerful smartphone designed by the world’s best?

This same question can be posed to businesses when it comes to colocation.

Colocation offers businesses the opportunity to transfer their data footprint to a shared data centre to attain the processing power of some of the biggest technology companies in the world. This comes without the huge capital expenditure or niche expertise needed to produce the same in-house facility.

Of course, much care should be taken when deciding to migrate your business’s private data to an external facility. So, businesses also need to be aware of the common challenges they may face when transferring their data to a colocation.

How does Colocation work?

Colocation is a hosting option available to businesses of all sizes that allow companies to obtain much needed IT infrastructure without the capital investment or expertise. Essentially, from the business’s perspective, colocation is all hands off. Clients of the hosting company pay for the management and security of all or part of their hardware, software, server backups and more, while their focus can remain on day-to-day operations.

What are some of the challenges with Colocation?

Businesses need to take the time to audit all their existing data and evaluate first whether they are ready for a colocation solution. Assessing the size of the business’s current IT footprint, preferences for control over their data, and, most importantly, the growth potential of the business itself is crucial in deciding whether the business is suited to a collocated data server. Some businesses may deem it necessary to have the processing and storage capability of a large data centre so that it may keep pace with the growth of the business, and others may not. Take the time to investigate this for yourself.

Laying out a clear migration plan is crucial to a successful data transition and is often overlooked.  Moving to a data centre typically requires a migration team and involves costs surrounding the transportation and installation of data. If the transition is to be smooth, understanding and timing the migration as to not disrupt the day-to-day operations of the business must be planned before commencing a move to a colocation.

Companies should also undertake a thorough evaluation of the facility where data is being transferred. Will the colocation be able to meet and exceed expectations? Does the provider own the data centre it uses and are they strategically located? Does the provider have local, on-site expertise available 24/7? What is the level of the colocation’s security systems, fire suppression systems, environmental controls and other measures? Knowing more about the colocation before making the decision to transfer your data is very important and could save the business time and money.

Colocation is an obvious solution to transforming the capabilities of a business’s IT setup while saving the time and money needed to acquire that same level of infrastructure and expertise. But, do make sure that you have fully evaluated both the business’s transferrable data and the facility you intend to migrate to as planning will be the key to a successful transition to a colocation.

Colocation in Greater Springfield

Polaris Data Centre is widely regarded as Australia’s leading, most modern, highly secure, purpose-built data centre. Located in the heart of Greater Springfield in Springfield Central, this state-of-art facility is more than worthy of adding to your consideration set. Occupying 14,000 square metres over 5 levels, with 24/7 manned security and engineering, the Polaris Data Centre is a colocation option that will undoubtedly exceed expectations.

Learn more about colocation and the Polaris Data Centre today to get your business colocation migration underway!

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POLARIS DATA CENTRE

Polaris is widely regarded as Australia’s leading, most modern, highly secure, purpose built and designed to Tier 3+ standards data centre. The facility is unique in delivering an N+2, high availability solution that is reinforced with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) assuring a class leading 99.99% availability. The Tier 3+ rating demonstrates a concurrently maintainable, high security, high availability (N+2) facility that is successfully meeting the requirements of our tenants.

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