A remote data center allows users to access data wherever they want in a secure, separate location. The remote data center concept was borne out of a need to safeguard data in the event of a disaster, a breach of security or a failure of current systems or servers.
In the past, the designing a remote data center was a radical proposition. But, with today’s technology, it has become the standard procedure to safeguard important data. Here are some of its compelling benefits:
Increased Data Security
As the saying goes, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” The same is true with your precious data. With remote access, you’re able to provide more security for the data center against unwanted intrusions. If for some reason the area you live in or where you operate your business is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods, putting your data on a remote server or center gives you more peace of mind and stability. With this, customers have more confidence in your back-up plans and disaster-preparedness. The cost of putting up one is nothing compared to the specter of losing important data that took years to collect.
Improvement of Operational Efficiency
By providing remote access to your staff, your technicians and IT support personnel obtain the capability to fix problems in the comfort of their computer screens. There’s little need for them to travel to an onsite facility. The idea behind remote access is to do more but with less. The result is improved efficiency and lesser downtime.
Improved Cooling Efficiency
One of the major issues that affect server rooms is cooling inefficiency due to staff walking around, opening doors, and other activities. If you choose to have a remote data center, the server rooms are kept closed to maximize cooling. This results in better power efficiency and lower energy costs.
Even with all of these benefits, many companies have not fully utilized the advantages it offers. The reason is the gradual adoption of remote server access tools. To realize its benefits fully while mitigating security risks, companies need to formulate a strategy and a dedicated software system to harness remote access management.