Where will your company be in 1 year? 2 years? 3 years? 5 years? 10 years? These are questions that any IT leader should be asking and actively discussing with his or her company leaders. When companies are poised for growth, their IT infrastructure must run parallel, not lag behind. It is for this reason that colocation services could be a viable consideration for fast growing companies.
Company growth is an ambiguous term. Let’s break down what this could mean for an organization, and how colocation services could benefit growth on many levels.
If your company is poised for growth of its workforce, you will also be looking at growth in data storage and data usage. What is your IT department doing to prepare for more and more people stressing your network systems? Do you have the resources and space to add more server equipment? Are you prepared with the right power and cooling capacities? Colocation services can be a good choice for fast growing companies because it can remove these hefty IT infrastructure responsibilities away from your IT department. If your company is growing quickly, so are the demands on your current data center. Why not trust a vetted and experienced colocationprovider to be your IT partner to prepare for this personnel growth? The key to growing your organizations IT infrastructure is to properly plan you Planning Colocation Needs.
If your company is growing, it is likely that your daily operations, systems, applications, data, and processing needs are as well. Your IT infrastructure must not allow your operations to lag behind; it must support your daily operations to continueyour company’s growth. Think about the ins and outs of your daily operations. Now, think about the resources that your IT department is dedicated to keeping those operations running optimally. You are likely getting bogged down withmanaging your IT infrastructure for efficient operations, and this is wherecolocation is a good choice. Colocation services include housing, managing,protecting, and maintaining your data center infrastructure so that your ITdepartment can focus on the productivity of your business, and therefore, its continued success.
If your company is growing, it’s likely growing its number of physical sites as well. More facilities or locations will mean more IT demands. Is your company prepared for this IT infrastructure investment? Do you have servers in one or multiple locations? Is your IT department starting to feel like the server squad, driving around to multiple sites to be maintenance technicians instead of IT professionals? Colocationservices can unify your data center needs into one data center “home.” This data center home will ensure efficiency, connectivity, reliability, and most of all, it will be monitored and maintained by colocation experts so your IT department can be less maintenance driven and more strategic.
Following company growth is always data growth; it creates more data input, output, processing, and protection. Being equipped to handle this data flow responsibly is extremely critical to your company’s productivity and success. Data protection is a major strength of colocation. Colocation services can ensure compliance standards, as well as maintain the most protected facilities that are both physically secure, and protected from environmental emergencies, such as fire, flooding, hurricanes, etc. In addition, colocation providers can offer redundancy that is unmatched, promising that your data is backed up and retrievable should anyinterruption or loss of data occur.
Preparing for your IT growth should be happening at every stage of planning for your company’s growth. If your company is growing its workforce, operations, facilities, and data, colocation services could be the best fit for your company’s future. Contact us at Host.net to learn more about our world-class colocation solutions. Let us help you grow, without the pains. Give us a call today at (561) 869-6100 or email us here so we can begin consulting with you what your needs are for Colocation and plan an implementation and growth strategy for with unparalleled customer service to meet your company’s present and future needs.