Matthew Ashe
Matthew Ashe Executive Head: Data Centres

In our data-driven economy, downtime has really become a ‘four-letter word’. The cost, hassle and reputational damage associated with system disruptions can be disastrous for even the most established businesses. As such, it’s essential that the people in charge of keeping things up and running have the necessary skills, resources and expertise to keep the lights on.

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Because data centres are at the heart of modern corporate networks, if you don’t have the knowhow to do so, it may be a good idea to outsource. By leaving the management and security of your information assets to the professionals, you have more time to do what you do best – run your business.

If the idea of handing over control of your data centre to an outside party makes you a little nervous, we’ve compiled a list of four colocation data centre benefits to put your mind at ease.

Cut costs while accessing the latest technology:

Technological advancements are happening at a rapid rate. Today, you make an investment in the latest and greatest innovation and tomorrow something newer and better comes along. By outsourcing your data centre you no longer have to worry about constantly have to spend exorbitant amounts of money to upgrade infrastructure. And you can scale up or down without any hassle. Our Data Centres are the perfect fit for businesses that want innovation and reliability, without making a sizable investment. “Clients choosing to house data in our facilities like Randview are taking advantage of our investment in best practice infrastructure – cooling, power, server management, hardware, cloud, and networking systems – as well as the security and data management expertise that IS offers,” says Julian Sunker, COO at Internet Solutions.

Mitigate risk:

CEOs and business owners have enough to worry about. When you choose to outsource your data centre, your new partners will safeguard your information against physical threats such as theft, vandalism and natural disasters. They’ll also ensure that your data management strategies adhere to the necessary security and compliance standards. With Uninterrupted Power Supply systems, on-site technical support teams available around the clock, sophisticated biometric access control and surveillance; our Data Centres cover all the bases.

Going green:

Data centres aren’t generally very green. Thus, most companies are looking at ways to boost data centre energy efficiency, while reducing power costs and environmental impact. This is where our data centres really shine. The facilities are one of the most energy-efficient data centres in Africa. By incorporating environmental best practices, this facility offers clients a greener, more cost-effective solution.

Improved compliance and security:

As mentioned above, outsourcing mitigates risks. It also provides various compliance and physical security advantages. When you outsource, it’s your data centre provider’s job to protect and manage your assets and data in a way that adheres to compliance standards. And because it’s their responsibility to keep their clients’ information safe, they’ll often have beefed up security in place to protect you against anything from a fire to a man-made catastrophe. This is exactly what we offer our clients.

We provide a range of data centre solutions to suit any business’ needs. If you’re keen to learn more about our data centres, why not schedule a facility tour? For more information.

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