Through our years of experience, Cloud Connectiv has come across a new type of customer. The Enterprise Service Provider. How do you know if you’re an ESP?
Maximizing Business Potential
Do you have multiple business units that function as different entities?
-have their own IT staff ?
-have their own Network infrastructure?
-Have their own carrier services?
– Have their own cloud infrastructure?
-Have their own DMZs/Internet?
-Have their own data centers?
Are you the connectivity hub for your entities or business units?
Whether you’re a large multinational conglomerate or a private equity firm; it can be very advantageous to strategically consolidate certain parts of your infrastructure.
For example, If you just have five wholly owned subsidiaries or entities, that could potentially equate to
-10 Internet circuits
– Dozens of MPLS/WAN circuits
-At least 5 data centers or colo facilities
-At least 10 firewalls
-Dozens of WAN routers
-Multiple Network and Cloud Infrastructure builds
-Multiple VPN licenses
-Multiple monitoring solutions
-At least 10 load balancers
Connected Globally, Quickly, Securely
That is a lot of Capex and Opex. Also it’s a lot of overlapping Capex and Opex. Wouldn’t it be great to find infrastructure synergy between all the entities or business units. Whether you’re an Enterprise Service Provider today or considering becoming an ESP, our team of subject matter experts can help you make the best decision to continue the growth of your Enterprise Services.
Sustaining Your Infrastructure
With these considerations in mind, some organizations start to look to cloud solutions rather than colocation. However, cloud does not provide organizations with a fully auditable system and the ability to have full control over their own infrastructure. Colocation often enables businesses to avoid spending money on storage bills in the cloud as it is often cheaper to store information on their own servers.
From the periodic necessary replacement of UPS batteries, to the maintenance and testing of UPS systems, the hidden costs of sustaining your infrastructure to optimal levels can be surprising. As part of a standard colocation solution, organizations instantly benefit from high level security with ISO 27001 accredited processes, onsite security teams and infrastructure.
Additionally, data centers have the time, resources and impetus to continually invest in and research green technologies. This means that businesses can reduce their carbon footprint at their office locations and benefit from continual efficiency saving research. Companies that move their servers from in-house server rooms typically save 90 percent on their own carbon emissions.
Location, Location, Location
Choosing a colocation provider away from a city or data center hub with optimal connectivity options – both to the capital, Europe and further afield – means having the advantages of all central data centers with the added benefits of having attractive power capabilities and the security of being away from centrally targeted terrorist activity. Out-of-town colocation providers allow businesses to take full advantage of the capital’s infrastructure without the premium costs associated with it.
A colocation solution provides companies with a variety of opportunities, with exceptional SLAs and having data secured off-site, providing organizations with added levels of risk management and the chance to invest in better equipment and state-of-the-art servers. This can enable IT teams the possibility to explore options such as virtualization and condense the amount of racks and servers required.
Colocation providers are able to meet business requirements at a lower cost than if the service was kept in-house. Data centers and colocation providers have the ability to have businesses up and running within hours, as well as provide the flexibility to grow alongside your organization. Colocation space, power, bandwidth and connection speeds can all be increased where required to ensure that all sizes of colocation clients can be catered to.
Did your computing needs shoot up overnight? Or did they drop drastically during your slow season? Instead of having to hire — or fire — new staff or purchase more equipment to handle it yourself, you can just make a call to your colocation provider and scale your service up or down as needed.
Colocation providers keep your servers in climate-controlled data centers, with high bandwidth speeds, and excellent redundancy for network connections. You won’t have to pay the costs to purchase and maintain this kind of IT infrastructure in your own offices, and your internal IT staff can focus on other business operations.
Quality colocation providers house your servers in secure data centers, with security measures that include biometric scanners, closed circuit cameras, on-site security, coded access, alarm systems, and more. And with colocation, you don’t have to hire or purchase any of these security measures yourself — it’s all included in your service plan.
If you have to move offices, or are hit with a power outage, or suffer a natural disaster, you won’t have to worry about your data or services going down. A colocation provider will have multiple backup generators and contingencies in place to ensure that there is never an interruption in service, for you, or for your customers.
Not only does using a colocation provider often save money, but it also turns unpredictable capital outlays into predictable monthly expenses. You only pay for your own equipment, not a whole datacenter. Your company will be able to budget for IT needs and allocate existing resources more efficiently.