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HPC comes with particular considerations, energy consumption is high, both for powering and cooling the machines, and this has an impact on cost, whether you are storing on-premises or colocating in a data centre.
Running an in-house computer system puts serious limitations on your short and long-term flexibility, transitioning to a private cloud will provide you with a new level of flexibility, allowing your computer system to keep up with changing business demands.
More people are working from home than ever before. Companies that have legacy systems are struggling to cope with this change. They need to upgrade away from these in-house servers, and a private cloud has the potential to solve all of their problems.
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.
Working in data centre sales for eight years, I have often found myself explaining the common ways of billing internet usage and the benefits of each method. Internet billing methods impact more than just the format of the invoice at the end of the month, and you need to be careful that your internet billing isn’t either stifling your connectivity or costing you way too much.
Prior to March 2020, the UK’s digital infrastructure was not sponsored by any specific government department. However, the UK-wide lockdown has strengthened the relationship with the Government and seen the creation of a new ‘Data Infrastructure Resilience Team’ (DIRT) within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Have you thought about how the rollout of 5G will affect your business? 5G will change the way everyone is handling data transfer, as well as where they store their data, which is why it’s contributing to the rise in edge data centres.
4D Data Centres is excited to announce their new partnership with the Charity IT Association. We've all had to adjust to a new normal in 2020, and 4D wants to help others so that we can all move forward 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.