The numbers are still rolling in, but 2022 estimates from Statista indicate that companies around the world spent roughly $274 billion on big data last year. Clearly, data centers have been busier than ever housing critical data and infrastructure.
By 2025, experts estimate that the volume of data worldwide will exceed 180 zettabytes, which is a 40% growth. In an effort to manage this explosive growth, IT leaders are developing more digital tools and artificial intelligence solutions. There has even been a move toward software virtualization. But the question for most organizations across every industry is, “what should I expect out of my data center?”
Reliability and Accountability
While cost is an essential factor when deciding which facility will store your data, the list of requirements should also include a data center’s reputation for compliance. Do they have the security infrastructure needed to keep the bad actors out? What about PCI-DSS compliance, which is important for any company that keeps customers’ financial records? Business leaders must carefully vet data centers before striking a deal.
There will always be a need for updating, but it’s important to determine whether a data center’s scheduled downtime will interfere with your business. Quick and effective support is the key to all successful data center operations, including disaster recovery strategies that account for the worst potential scenarios. Whether human error or a cyber attack, every reputable data center is fully prepared to respond so the client can go on with business as usual.
Colocation professionals are astute at interconnections and interlinking within the shared data center space. Clients today demand expertise for their big data needs. In fact, so many organizations are boosting their big data footprint that it has become essential to partner with a scalable data center that can meet the client’s needs for years to come.
Scalability is important when experiencing periods of growth and companies that have prioritized collecting and analyzing massive amounts of data. But scalability needs also include removing users to reduce costs during off-peak seasons, as many organizations experience fluctuations.
Leading by Example
At eXemplify, our goals are to give our clients data accessibility, performance, and security. If you’re looking for colocation solutions, eXemplify offers superior cost control, agile infrastructure, improved accessibility and flexibility, professional system management, and increased responsiveness to shifting business environments. Contact us today to find out more about our hybrid data center solutions.