Even for IT experts the future is hard to imagine. But as a business leader, you need a plan for your IT infrastructure knowing when to scale up versus scaling out will help you put this plan together.
When looking at data centres, they will generally fit into one of two categories: inner-city or edge data centres. Working with a data centre in a city centre will be a different experience compared to an edge data centre.
Many people anticipate that mass remote working will be standard practice for the foreseeable future. So, businesses that have been ‘making do’ with their hastily-adapted on-site IT infrastructure might now be considering an upgrade.
Covid-19 has shown us what world without loo roll would be like, but an even bigger impact it's had was forcing companies who usually work out of an office to transition to the total use of remote working in a matter of weeks!
4D have been operating UK-based colocation data centres since 2007, and in that time we have never had a power failure. This is a result of industry-leading equipment, as well as the expertise and commitment of our engineers.
For the security of your network to keep your business running smoothly, you'll need to ensure you have the correct firewall setup for your needs. 4D's CTO, David Barker, gives his summary on the types of firewalls you can use.