As businesses grow and age, the amount of new and existing data they need store can exponentially increase. The days of having simple file servers onsite are no longer feasible for most organisations. As businesses grow and age, the amount of new and existing data they need store can exponentially increase. The days of having simple file servers onsite are no longer feasible for most organisations. As businesses grow and age, the amount of new and existing data they need store can exponentially increase. The days of having simple file servers onsite are no longer feasible for most organisations.
Having implemented Platform Equinix for many clients, we have seen excellent results and benefits in many areas.
Installing, monitoring, and maintaining your own data storage platforms is no longer as simple as creating network drives for your staff to access. With the potential for employees, vendors, and clients requiring access to very specific data sets, these types of systems are becoming increasingly complex to integrate. By using the services of Equinix, you can eliminate most of the costs of maintaining and upgrading hardware, as well as the costs of employing or hiring specialised technicians and engineers.
It would not be uncommon to see cost savings of 25% or more.
Equinix is basically designed on a Cloud system solution with many geographically separated data centres. From your perspective, it really doesn’t matter where and on what server your data is stored as access will always look and feel the same.
Whether it’s file sharing, e-commerce, or application-specific data that you need to store and exchange, the Cloud is by far the most versatile and easily scalable solution available. The private, public, and hybrid infrastructures available give you a lot of flexibility to integrate with your specific operational and process needs.
Threats of cyber-attacks are constantly evolving, meaning that you have to make sure that your data is always secure. The financial implications of data breaches are huge, with lawsuits and even blackmail becoming increasingly common.
Equinix has built out a security infrastructure that protects stored data as well as transmitting data from point to point. By constantly learning from and adapting to threats, you will have the peace of mind that you’re data is safe at all times.
Equinix has built out data centres in 200 different locations on 5 different continents. The advantage of this is that you can locate your data in places where it increases the speed of access to the people that actually need it. Providing better user experiences through such multi-location configurations will be very noticeable in the performance of your systems and applications. And with a 99.9999% average uptime, you won’t have to worry about lengthy outages or downtime.
For businesses with a mix of branch and corporate office locations, being able to connect them all to the same data sets in an efficient and secure way is vitally important. Wide Area Networks (WAN) are systems that create secure channels of communication over the Internet. Equinix allows you to create such WAN connections to effectively link all your sites to the same data sets. These are fully scalable and integrate with a host of different cloud service providers to give you the greatest possible flexibility.
The advantage of having your valuable information stored in Equinix data centres is that the service provides full disaster recovery. This means that if there is some sort of fault with the system, there are backups available to immediately switch over to.
These can also be located in different geographical locations so that a major event at one centre doesn’t result in a serious downtime. Having such services in place for on-site managed servers and systems is very costly and difficult to maintain, which makes Equinix an even more suitable solution.
While making the decision to move to a data centre for your company will likely make perfect business and operational sense, the process is not that easy. It requires careful analysis of all your existing systems and needs, to avoid any disconnects.
At Fixtel, our data systems team has over 25 years’ worth of experience dealing with the planning, implementation, and maintenance of data centre systems. By partnering with us, you can make sure that you get the best possible results with the least amount of disruptions.
We will also be able to fully advise you on how to best improve your existing IT systems and processes to maximise the benefits.
Call us today and speak with one of our dedicated advisers to find out more about how you can benefit from a move to Platform Equinix.