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Trusting a Modern Reliable Data Centre

By Drew Morley
Reliable data centres

With the International Data Corporation (IDC) claiming the world will be home to 8.6 million data centres by 2017, businesses are now seeing the data centre as a means to expand and grow. For businesses collocating their IT infrastructure, working with a reliable data centre is one of the highest priorities. Reliability is key. Minimising any chance of downtime is at the centre of any businesses operation, regardless of what industry they’re in. After all, the servers are the heartbeat of a modern company; so if they’re down, businesses will lose money, customers and reputation.

For many businesses, colocating is a much cheaper option than having their own server room or even their own data centre. By using a reliable data centre, there will be benefits on power, cooling and connectivity, as well as overall resilience, disaster recovery and DDoS mitigation services.

What makes a data centre reliable?

Ultimately, it comes down to uptime. The modern data centre can boast shiny meeting rooms or a sleek commercial look, but can it keep your business online, all of the time?

For example, we here at Custodian boast a proud 100% uptime record thanks to our constant investment into the monitoring and improvements of temperature, humidity and power in the data centre. Our Kent, London and Surrey data centres uptime is displayed live on our website as a mark of our confidence to deliver such a service to our customers.

Our resilience boils down to our diverse power, evaporative adiabatic cooling systems and carrier neutral connectivity – all of which plays a part in constantly keeping the £1.5b+ worth of business running through our data centres, online.

Reliability is also trust. A data centre that is trusted and used by recognised organisations and businesses is one that is more than likely to be reliable. At Custodian, we are trusted by the NHS, a number of borough councils in Kent/London a number of universities in the UK. This trust has been built on a bed of reliability thanks to the peace of mind that their business can stay online 100% of the time.