Operating a data center is no small task. There can be a lot of headaches involved, especially if you’re running an on-prem data center. There’s a lot that can go wrong, and there’s a lot of expertise required in order to keep it running smoothly.
Colocating to an outsourced data center can alleviate some of those problems and ensure that you have access to different providers, making sure you always have the highest quality and diversity of connectivity.
How can colocation connectivity provide the highest quality and diversity of connectivity?
Number of Connections vs. Diverse Connections
First, let’s talk about the difference between having many connections from a single point in a data center versus a diversity of connections.
Simply having multiple connections from a single point is the equivalent of putting “all your eggs in one basket.”
Diverse connectivity is different because there are many unique points of entry further protecting your network against physical damage and potential system interruptions.
Number of Providers Matters
In order to secure high-quality and diverse colocation connectivity, it’s important to look at the number of providers a center has as well.
Without a significant number of On-Net providers, you won’t be able to get the level of connectivity you’re looking for.
We recommend looking for colocation partners that have at least 20 different providers and it’s always important to look for a carrier-neutral data center to work with.
Get An Extra Layer Of Protection For Your Data
Diverse connectivity is the best option for protecting your critical data. It protects your data against a number of unplanned service interruptions that otherwise would temporarily shut you down.
It prevents latency by ensuring the delivery of optimal redundancy through different networks and carriers. Each different network and carrier offers another layer of protection for your data. With multiple different options, you’ll be able to keep a strong connection no matter what happens.
Depending on where you live, you might experience electrical surges and blackouts caused by stormy seasons. While this may knock out one carrier, with diverse connectivity, you’ll be able to continue operating with ease on another network.
Let Professionals Brace For The Constant Changes
With colocation, you can let IT professionals brace any storms that may come your way and ensure that your network is always functioning at the highest level possible.
Using one network is risky, and if any unplanned blackouts were to occur, you’d be left with no connection until you were able to get your network up and running again.
A diverse of connectivity can help solve this problem so you never have to face those issues again.
If you’re ready to take your organization’s connectivity to the next level, we’d love to chat with you. Schedule an in-person or virtual tour today!