Fitting Your Needs

The need for a primary/secondary data center architecture often stems from requirements established by user demand, governance/compliance, civil service agreements, remote employees, disaster recovery, data replication or active-active replication.  When companies require primary and secondary data centers, they are confronted with many considerations including optimal location, site attributes, key features and favorable connectivity. Given the importance of site selection, advisement from an experienced resource can greatly benefit organizations and their IT teams make the most of their data center investments.

For financial directors and IT directors, colocation provides the perfect win-win scenario, providing cost savings and delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure. When comparing the capabilities of a standard server room to a colocation solution, an assessment of the power alone demonstrates the gap between in-house solutions and utilizing the expertise of a specialist.

How NEF Can Help

When considering primary/secondary data center options, NEF works with clients to develop requirements from a holistic infrastructure perspective and designs an environment that takes into account disparate elements of infrastructure to meet end-user goals. In the case of a back-up data center, NEF can advise on where the best secondary location will be— making recommendations on strategic placement for better latency characteristics and improved performance for end users.

When establishing a secondary colocation site, it’s wise to utilize a resource like NEF that can perform due diligence and research as well as provide an unbiased assessment of which data centers will meet requirements and provide the most value.

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