Data centre services is a collective term for the supporting components necessary for the proper operation of a repository for storage, management and dissemination of data organised around a body of knowledge or pertaining to an enterprise. As such, data centre services can involve hardware, software, processes and personnel.
Examples of data centre services include:
- Hardware installation and maintenance
- Managed power distribution
- Backup power systems
- Data backup and archiving
- Managed load balancing
- Controlled Internet access
- Managed e-mail and messaging
- Managed user authentication and authorization
- Diverse firewalls and anti-malware programs
- Managed outsourcing
- Managed business continuance
- Continuous, efficient technical support.
- Cloud Hosting
There are various datacentre hosting options available.
This form of hosting allows customers to lease pre-configured, dedicated equipment and connectivity from the provider. Dedicated hosting provides greater flexibility than shared hosting (and entails less responsibility than colocation hosting), since the customer generally retains control over the hosting environment and choice of operating system. The provider, however, remains responsible for hardware and network administration.
Service typically includes: Dedicated devices, server monitoring, unmanaged networking and storage equipment and complete data centre support.
For companies that need complete control over their servers, colocation hosting is a popular option over hosting their servers in-house. The colocation provider usually only offers space for devices on a rack, along with low-performance bandwidth. The customer is responsible for everything else—purchasing, configuring, deploying, and maintaining the physical hardware (servers, firewalls, etc.), software, and operating system.
Service typically includes: Physical space within the data centre, power, Internet connectivity, and basic server availability monitoring.
Managed Colocation Hosting
A more advanced Colocation Hosting where the provider is responsible for the hardware and maintenance of hardware life cycle management. The customer gets control over the operating system and device.
The right datacentre solution for a business depends on various factors and a business’ individual circumstances. If you are not sure which solution is right for your business, call us on 1300 441 551 and Majestic will undertake an objective review of your environment and help you make the right decision.