Posted by Dan on 04-Feb-2021 14:47:31

Resilience – the most important part of choosing a hosting provider

As you’re no doubt aware, we’ve recently invested £450k into our data centre resilience. We’ve done this to ensure that our clients get the very best in hosting with 2N + 2N redundancy which provides peace of mind in all scenarios.

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As an award winning data centre, we’ve taken the responsibility for our clients to ensure that no matter what happens, their servers stay online. Whether they’re using our cloud hosting service, or colocation we need to envision scenarios that others haven’t considered. That’s why we’ve recently invested so much into our data centres.! Seconds of downtime can result in money lost for businesses so to avoid that scenario we have a series of failover processes in place, including UPS, battery backup and generators, to guarantee 100% uptime for our clients.

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We’ve ensured that any  transition to backup power generation is done gradually too, which will prevent any downtime. For example, our UPS system would take the initial load until the diesel generators kick in. Each one of these failovers has a backup, meaning that there is always a plan in the event of a UPS not working or a generator not starting correctly. We’ve recently been awarded the Data Centre Efficiency Project of the Year award at the DCS awards too, having joined the smart grid for battery storage. This also included the implementation of variable voltage optimisation to prolong the shelf life of both our equipment, and our client’s kit. 

Why is resilience important?

Downtime can really hurt your business. The technology provided by a hosting provider can vary, as can the resilience. In a world where we’re continually looking to protect ourselves against every eventuality and meet increased regulation – resilience is something you need to take into account as part of any business decision. The most frequently asked question should be “what happens if…?”

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Businesses are now regulated on data storage as well as their security, and using a data centre removes the requirement for your own expensive setup for security. What if someone gained access to your business and your servers? What if the power went out? Both of these are equally important questions to ask, and as a business there’s a simple answer – move your technology to a hosting provider. It covers both angles for a fraction of the cost of your own setup. It already exists and ticks the boxes for many areas of regulation.

Energy Efficiency

Our emissions are continually under scrutiny. Businesses are moving to “carbon neutral” targets set by the governments and are provided with benefits such as increased reputation, reduced costs and reduced risks long-term. Teledata has tackled this head on by joining the smart grid , meaning that as a business energy costs are reduced due to the correct calculation of energy consumption. We draw power from the Grid during periods of low demand, store it, and use it during periods of high demand when drawing from the National Grid would be more expensive. This also reduces the strain on the National Grid as a whole.

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Taking into account your energy consumption as a business should be one of the top priorities for 2021. Due to some business premises being unmanned or having a reduced workforce, using the same amount of power for your servers/data storage can be shifted into a data centre and made much more efficient and allows you to meet regulation targets. Also, newer hardware brings energy saving efficiencies all on their own.

To speak to us to meet energy efficiency targets, increased security or disaster recovery then please do get in touch.

Speak to us today to find out more.

Topics: disaster recovery, redundancy, colocation, resilience, data centre, business continuity

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