As advanced technology and IT hardware entered a more innovative zone, the components of the data centers were connected with cables and standard racks mounted on elevated floors. Though cable trayswere also installed, these mainframes required a great deal of power for cooling. Further the dot com bubble and fast internet connectivity made organizations want to deploy data centers with larger facilities called Internet Data Center and provided for wide range of solutions for system deployment and operation. A datacenter is a facility used to house computer systems, storage systems, backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, air conditioning, fire suppression and security devices.
An effective data center operation is based on a balanced facility and equipment. Standardization of building and equipment engineering and modularity in design and construction of data center brings in efficiency. The main purpose of a data center is running the applications such as ERP & CRM that handle the core business and operational data of the organization. With the advent of cloud computing technology, data centers have been transformed into one that would cater for colocation services, dedicated hosting services, firewall and backup solutions. These services are available 24/7 making it very accessible to the organizations.
The Internet data centers with world-class facilities and team of expert professionals offer services, which are on an OPEX model as compared to huge capital outlays. The services offered by these datacenters include colocation services, which provide the organization with speed, reliability and security and expert management, required for the company's existing servers. In other words, providing a place for the organization's servers in the datacenter. Further, these Internet data centers take up dedicated hosting services for mission critical and resource-intensive applications on high performance servers. This facilitates the availability and fast access to critical business data applications.
Other services that are offered by the new generation data centers are bandwidth services. This ensures availability of scalable, high-performance network architecture with maximum uptime. Further, with load balancing services, organizations are ensured of a fail-safe 24x7 access to web sites and other critical web based applications. When the access is provided is more than 100% web based, security breaches need to be avoided. The Advanced Firewall services protect these valuable assets from data leaks and security breaches. However, in case of any disaster, the disaster recovery services come in to restore the hardware and software.