5 Things to Keep in Mind When Considering a Colocation Facility
Making a choice about a colocation facility is not an easy one. There are many factors to consider, and many competitors out there vying to be your IT partner. In the last week or so we've come across multiple articles that outline a variety of things to keep in mind when doing your shopping. We've taken what we think to be some of the most important tidbits and highlighted them here for you.
Redundancy is the name of the game when it comes to power. A simple electricity blackout should never even be a blip on your usage screen. Green House Data employs multiple backup generators that can run virtually infinitely, unless of course it's a global apocolypse. In that case, however, we think that your data is probably the last thing you'll be thinking about.
2) Facility Security
We understand that the security of your data is paramount to your success and credibility as a business. Whether you're a healthcare facility protecting your patients' sensitive information, or a bank that is protecting the assets of entire communities, your information cannot be comprised. Our facility has multiple layers of protection:
- Barbed-wire fencing surrounding the entirety of the facility.
- 24/7/365 monitored security camers both inside and outside.
- Key-card and pin-code access only to verified personnel.
- Highly advanced intrusion detection systems.
3) Facility Amenities
This is an aspect that can oft be forgotten amongst data center shoppers. Keep in mind that you may have to visit the data center for various engineering tasks, so you don't want to overlook the comforts of a day-long stay. Our facility newly renovated office space, snacks and drinks always available, a private conference room, and someone there 24/7 making sure you have everything you need to not only get your job done, but also enjoy the experience.
4) 24/7 Support
This is easy for us. We have someone physically at the data 24 hours a day, every single day of the year. They are also available by email and phone at all times. Our support is instantaneous with a live person at our facility. You'll never have to worry about getting an automated robot when you have an issue sneak up at 3am.Our tagline, "Built right. Just for you.", speaks to this. You, the customer, are our most important focus at all times. We'll do whatever it takes to make sure your job is easy as it possibly can be. Our goal is to reduce the stress you have on a daily basis regarding your infrastructure. Let us take the burden, it's what we excel at. If you don't see an infrastructure service on our website that you need, talk to one of our infrastructure consultants about whatever it may be, and we'll find a way to make it happen.