Moving company data storage to an off-site facility is an investment worth making, just ask the biggest companies on the web.
Google, Facebook, Amazon and others are storing their data across the country, from Oregon to Oklahoma.
“The assumption is that with the Internet, place no longer matters,” Andrew Blum, a Wired magazine correspondent and author of “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet” told the Associated Press.
The key for these companies is safety and security for their data first and foremost. Facilities like Oklahoma City’s RACK59 have the power sources, rack space and security.
Google recently located data center in Oklahoma, too. In September, the search giant planted a 130,000-square-foot data center in Pryor which employs more than 100 people. Google is known for using its offsite data centers as means to control costs in its business.
With businesses like the best on the web choosing to go offsite, the momentum toward the idea continues to pick up steam. As a Dec. 2 article in U.S. News and World Report stated, this sort of data storage is going to revolutionize the way businesses do business.
“The idea is that computing ‘be made available to people anywhere, anytime, like electricity or utilities,’ says Venky Ganesan, managing director of Globespan Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in a range of technologies.”