A quick word of introduction for those who have only recently joined our crash course on the addictive subject of colocation: the term refers to the end-to-end process of providing a technical environment in which the client’s web server will run smoothly and at a reasonable cost. The most sizable percentage of all clients opting for colocation services in data centers is occupied by eCommerce companies seeking guaranteed server resources and a secure background for online transactions processed on their websites. The potential of colocation services is also highly appreciated by telecommunications companies which use the devices for traffic exchange with their partners and prospective firms via a high-speed connection. And finally, colocation proves useful to enterprises simply determined to protect their data from disasters as well as back up their data outside the company’s headquarters. (more…)
Equipped with sound knowledge of colocation, you already grasp the potential behind its capability of providing space, power supplies and cooling. Colocation also improves physical safety of servers, mass storage and network devices of third parties, and furthermore links them with different providers of telecommunication and network services – all this at a minimum cost and complexity. Most suppliers of colocation solutions market their products to a wide audience, the one that includes both large and small-scale enterprises. Nine times out of ten, a customer owns the IT equipment, but it is the external company that arranges the electricity, sufficient bandwidth and efficient room ventilation. (more…)
It should not come as a surprise to anyone that deployment and maintenance of data centers is not exactly a money-friendly process. Not by a long shot. The purchase of the requisite equipment and software license alone is a long-term investment, not to mention the costs related to power usage. Yes, power usage – probably the most pricey recurring expense of all.
Colocation is usually made up of numerous devices running 24/7 so as to provide the users with round-the-clock access. You do not need to be a Maths genius to figure out that the more devices assigned to the colocation → the higher the power consumption rate → the bigger the costs. But that is not all. When we take into account the fact that some larger metropolitan areas and remote places have considerably higher cost of electricity than other locations, we might end up with really cosmic numbers. (more…)
Server colocation as well as dedicated servers are two primary services offered by a data center. Their main function is to ensure the top security of the stored data, which they indeed do in a bidirectional way: by eliminating the risk of data loss and providing continuous access to it.
Colocating the infrastructure in an external, professionally managed data center goes with a wide spectrum of tangible benefits. Most importantly, the erased data is extremely difficult to retrieve and that no one can really afford so here it comes the already mentioned matter of security. On top of that, such a solution also spares you the huge cost of deploying and maintaining your personal server room – and we all love some extra savings, don′t we?
In EasyDCIM we are ever guided by a holistic approach to modern data center management. One of the key services of an all-around, competitive and security-oriented business is no stranger to anyone. Colocation – the centerpiece of many data center providers is now available in our system! (more…)
There is one essential problem arising from owning a single, extensive data center or multiple but rather weakly coordinated server rooms – keeping track of the constant exchange of information may prove to be a bit of a challenge. Even spreadsheet programs have a hard time with standing up to the task since the data stored are usually no longer up-to-date, their accessibility limited to a few staff members only, or the rules of updating not properly standardized. And this is exactly when EasyDCIM – futuristic software aimed at assisting teams in harmonious maintenance of data centers – comes to rescue.
Have you ever thought how modern data networks, given their continual growth in complexity, consist of hardware coming from more and more different providers? Over time, this ever-stronger trend has made it crucial for the administrators to invest in an automatic instrument that will be not only convenient to the max, but equally resource-friendly at once. This has, in turn, translated into a considerable gain in popularity of the SNMP protocol.
Not so long ago we have made you – the major driving force behind our ever-expanding data center control panel, a sincere promise. More specifically, we have come up with a formula destined to continuously reinforce Admin Experience with every new EasyDCIM version released: intuitive interface → ease and speed of use → more tasks completed within less time. Because we never go back on our word, we have just subjected our software into close scrutiny to perk its structure up and keep that very promise.
Some say that nothing should be done in haste but gripping a flea. We can agree that in most situations you should avoid unnecessary rush, but how to reconcile a pervasive multitasking with the ever-growing pace of life? What if you could eliminate the hurry from your work completely?
Differences between EasyDCIM v1.3.1 and v1.4.0 are clearly visible to the naked eye. While many of them expand the functionalities of the system, the most important ones are oriented towards your daily experience with our system. The latest EasyDCIM will let you fine-tune its behavior to your needs and achieve the same goals with little to none effort. See for yourself! (more…)