Data centres are physical infrastructures that house your organisation’s servers, routers, firewalls, storage systems and application delivery controllers.
While they offer plenty of benefits, such as physical control and sole access to information, onsite data centres also have downsides, including vulnerability to data loss and high maintenance costs.
Because of these cons, onsite IT infrastructures are inefficient. The cost of building a private data centre is high, so it’s often dated or at a location that’s not optimised for servers.
What’s more, onsite infrastructures are not often built with scalability in mind. So, when you need to update servers and other IT equipment, you’re likely to encounter installation issues.
Apart from this, the inflexibility of onsite data centers also lead to lack of data backup. Without sufficient backup and redundancies in place, your system functioning at capacity might crash. System downtime results in workflow interruption, which then leads to inefficiency.
According to San Francisco-based analytics company AppDynamics, large Australian companies (those with over 20,000 employees) lose an average of $144,062 per hour of downtime. Smaller Australian companies, meanwhile, report an average revenue loss of over $2,000 per hour of downtime.
With an average repair time of between 5 ½ and 6 hours, the financial impact of IT system downtime on Australian companies is staggering.
PingCo, a leading provider of cloud solutions for businesses in Australia, offers managed Virtual Data Centre (VDC) solutions. With your data centre virtualised, you don’t have to worry about exorbitant maintenance costs and physical locations of your servers. The cloud has you all covered.