Are you considering upgrading or building a new data center? A data center needs to be reliable. They also need to fit your business goals and IT growth projections.
One of the problems many older data centers have is the use of point-to-point cabling instead of structured cabling. Point-to-point is an outdated way to handle cables that can quickly become a burden on data centers. As more point-to-point cables are added to the data center, it becomes a mess of cables which reduces ventilation and can slow down your network. Switching to structured cabling is a good reason to revamp older data centers.
Any data center should be well ventilated, offering the right climate to protect sensitive equipment from getting too hot. The equipment should also be protected from getting wet. If you’re choosing to build a new data center, be meticulous when it comes to picking where you’ll build. Make sure that your data center is not in an area that could easily flood.
Your data center should be built in a way that you can easily expand it down the road if your needs change. Although new equipment tends to be smaller and requires less space, it’s always a good idea to leave room for future growth.
Another thing you want to plan for when you’re thinking about your data center is what backup power do you have in place? You should have a backup solution in case the electricity goes out.
Your business relies on your data center, which is why it’s important to eliminate downtime. You can do this through reliable network architecture. It can prevent losses and provide peace of mind. Today, every industry needs to manage large quantities of data on local servers, in the cloud or with a hybrid solution integrating both. Information systems are as dynamic as they are essential and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
To ensure you have a well maintained, updated and efficient data center, rely on us at Americom. We have over 35 years of experience and have set the standard for resilient, robust and scalable data centers. We cover data systems construction for new buildings as well as redesigns and upgrades.
Contact us today at (801) 892-0500 or visit our website to learn more about what we can do for you. We’ll be happy to help you get your data center up to speed.