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The business world is changing rapidly. There is an overwhelming demand for storing, maintaining, and the resultant analytics of that data. This is one of the reasons that businesses prefer the use of a data center over in-house and the cloud. The organization requires the kind of reliability, security, and uptime that you can only achieve at a data center.
Why not use one of the many cloud services? For all the convenience and depth in cloud services, there is an additional cost associated for the kind of reliability you would get from a physical data center and your own hardware. Maintaining a proper center required a significant amount of both hardware and software infrastructure.
Most data centers offer multiple redundancies for each of the critical systems. This includes power subsystems from multiple utilities, cooling, ventilation, fire suppressions, physical security, and staff monitoring every facet 24 hours a day. Some facilities even have backup gates for entry for emergencies. With the cloud this kind of reliability is not necessary for a single data center, as the expectation is that the customer can pay extra and use redundancy services within the cloud service.
Data centers are not simply server rooms outside your premises to host your hardware. The level of reliability in every system is not something that any in-house operation could match economically and would be cost prohibitive to get in a cloud service.
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