Why Outsource to the Polaris Data Centre?
Why Outsource to the Polaris Data Centre?
Data centre outsourcing is a trend that can no longer be ignored, with big enterprises like, Data #3, DELL, Dimension Data/NTT Data just a couple of big names embracing the financial and operational benefits associated with a colocation solutions like the Polaris Data Centre.
When a company and its computing needs grow, the decision becomes whether to build upon the existing on-premise data centre or to employ the services of a data centre provider. Building your internal data centre relies on the expertise and resources of your IT staff to ensure the system is always on and secure, which can be time consuming and costly. To outsource can free up internal resources, and ensure expert service and support is provided for your computing network. Here’s the top X reasons to outsource your data centre.
The capital to build an on-premise data centre and the costs to maintain it far outweigh that of outsourcing. Purpose built facilities like the Polaris Data Centre provide the infrastructure required for Co-location providers to set up their data centre business and networks to service their customers while leaving the infrastructure management to Polaris. By removing the need to tend to Chillers, Generators, UPS and building connectivity, your IT and operations staff can become more agile, resolving high priority, business-critical problems faster and at less of an expense, and enabling them to develop strategies for higher-powered rack densities, virtualization and storage needs.
ADOPTING A HYBRID MODEL
Colocation of core equipment allows for a more centralised approach and the option to deploy hybrid models for public or on-premises specific servers and services while accessing more advanced protocols and management strategies that maximize bandwidth utilization and performance of the network, but without straining the network and its applications. With a hybrid approach it offers flexibility while keeping the core of the business safe, secure in a controlled environment like the Polaris Data Centre.
Disaster Recovery Location
Ensuring distance between a company’s corporate headquarters and its production data centre eliminates the risk of a single event, like a blackout or natural disaster, affecting both facilities. Typically it is ideal to have 25km distance between the two locations, allowing the team reasonable access to the data centre while still maintaining a distance from the main hub. The Polaris Data Centre is located approximately 26km from the Brisbane CBD, and is well above the 100 year flood level for the region. The physical site has also been built to withstand natural disasters and geopolitical events.
Data centre buildings and systems are state-of-the-art designed and maintained at the highest level to avoid downtime. Corporate owned and operated data centres might not be capable of being built or operated to the standards of third-party data centres, primarily due to cost or time restraints. Further, service level agreements are required for all tenant contracts when outsourcing, enabling a tenant compensation if a data centre outage occurs. The Polaris Data Centre is designed to a Tier 3 standard with concurrently maintainable site infrastructure and power and cooling availability of 99.999%. In the event of loss of power to the building, there is 48 hours of onsite supply of diesel for power and water for cooling towers. An N+1 inert gas fire suppression system combined with early warning detection also protects the data floors.
The mixed-tenancy model the Polaris Data Centre uses is an environment that is rich from an ecosystem perspective. Tenants benefit from the ability to cross-connect in the same building with other companies that may be part of their supply chain, customer base or financial transaction functionality. This ecosystem benefit improves latency-sensitive interactions.
Notable tenants are:
· CITEC - Queensland Government's primary information and communication technology (ICT) service provider.
· Data 3 - ASX listed company that provides market-leading business technology solutions in a Hybrid IT environment throughout Australia.
· NTT Data – Multinational computer and IT services company providing ICT solutions worldwide.
· Interactive - Australia’s leading multi-service IT provider, specialising in cloud-based services and data centre solutions, as well as traditional hardware maintenance for business.
· Oper8 - Managed ICT Services - offers affordable Managed ICT services and solutions to businesses.
· TPG - Telecommunications provider for residential users, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), government, large corporate enterprises and wholesale customers.
CONNECTIVITY IS KEY
The ability to choose a provider to connect your DR or office network to is key, the Polaris Data Centre has all the major telecommunications and network providers available to all floors of the building.
Notable suppliers are:
· Over The Wire
· Pipe Networks
The Polaris Data Centre has space avaliable, technology and connectivity benefits for businesses and government today. Whether its rental of caged areas, hosting of individual servers, needing dedicated servers, virtual servers, or just office space, the Polaris Data Centre and tenants of Polaris cater to many needs. If there’s anything you’d like to know about the Polaris Data Centre, please Register Your Interest at http://www.polarisdatacentre.com.au/ or get in touch at (07) 3819 9800.