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What are the benefits of local colocation datacentres?

For the vast majority of growing businesses operating online today, colocation really is a great idea. It means you don’t have the burden of having to house your own servers on-site – with the servers stored in the cloud – whilst continuing to have physical control over their systems.

The benefits of a local colocation data centre are numerous. It’s a real cost saver for start-ups and businesses working to tight budgets, as you don’t need to spend mega bucks physically operating and maintaining your servers on-site with cooling units and sufficient power, etc.

By migrating your servers into a colocation facility that offers the physical security you desire – whilst maintaining the ability to physically access your servers at the data centre whenever you wish – you’re demonstrating a real care for your highly sensitive business data.

However, it is very important that your colocation data centre is situated close by. The last thing you want is for your primary data centre to be on the other side of the world, which happens so many times.

If you’re a London-based business, make sure you read on to discover why our London data centres give you the perfect blend of security and connectivity:

• 24/7 access and 100% uptime

One of the biggest reservations we encounter from business owners is that by housing their data off-site they won’t have access to their files when they need them. Wrong. By choosing a local colocation data centre you can have swift, direct access to hardware and data whenever you need it, with 100% uptime guarantees.

• Assess off-site security for peace of mind

If your off-site data centre is close enough to visit, you can have peace of mind by checking its security and surveillance yourself. If you can easily reach your local data centre, then you’ll also have the reassurance of being able to witness first-hand their failsafe backup systems – all of which you’d have to pay for yourself when hosting your server on-site.

• Build trusted face-to-face partnerships

Local colocation data centre staff will have their ears close to the ground to monitor your servers and can provide feedback whenever necessary. Trained staff will also be well experienced in updating and certifying the protection of server equipment to futureproof your server against cyberattacks. A local data centre should appear like a simple extension of your business’ IT team. You can’t put a price on having familiar and trusted remote professionals on-hand to maintain the resilience of your servers.

• The potential for local network access

Having your data centre nearby also makes everything run more smoothly. It’s quicker to upload and download data files and there’s no need to inefficiently send sensitive data around the world before it reaches your server.

With Clouvider, we offer the performance, stability, reliability and on-site technical support of one of London’s largest data centres, combined with the personal one-to-one support of Clouvider to look after you.

No matter what budget you have, Clouvider can provide a tailored data centre solution for you. Contact us today on 0203 603 5030 for a no-obligation chat.

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