Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
“Utilizing these capabilities in both backup and production environments can virtually guarantee data preservation and uptime, minimizing business exposure and losses related to failures,” says Walt Grudi, President of Grudi Associates, a leading provider of telecom and IT services in Central PA and beyond. “Technical advances have made this approach an attractive option that every business should consider.”
Data centers provide storage of a business’s data in an offsite location. It can be backup data and/or production data that the business uses to function in real time. The underlying principle is to increase the security of the data and gain a variety of other benefits, such as better compliance, lower costs, added efficiency and more.
“It is important to keep in mind that there is a wide range of options and approaches to leveraging data centers,” says Grudi. “Each business must evaluate and identify the best solution for their situation. Consulting industry professionals is a good idea.”
Depending on the requirements and preferences of the business, data center services can widely range, from simple warehousing of data to ultra-secure data hosting and management with top-level, comprehensive services. Each colocation provider offers their own menu of options, including complete managed data service.
“While every data center differs, they typically are large, specially constructed buildings that are designed for maximum security and reliable maintenance of utilities and services,” says Grudi. “Data centers have ratings, from Tier 1 to Tier 4, reflecting their security, reliability and other factors.”
The inside is divided into bays, where individual servers can be segregated and protected from unauthorized access. There is also an array of systems in place to prevent damage from fire, water, temperature and other threats. Robust security systems are in place, typically with 24x7x365 video monitoring, alarms, sensors and other safeguards.
“Data centers and colocation services offer many advantages,” says Grudi, “from better security, reliability and compliance, to greater flexibility, outsourced management, automatic updates and much more. It’s a high-quality, cost-effective way to manage data.”
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About Grudi Associates: Grudi Associates provides a broad range of telecom and IT services that help businesses and organizations connect and communicate more effectively. Through strategic partnerships with national and regional providers, Grudi Associates delivers innovative and cost-saving wireless, data, Internet, local and long distance, telecom management and hosted solutions. By providing its customers with a single point of contact for virtually any need, Grudi Associates delivers innovative solutions and simplified telecommunications.