‘In – house’ or ‘remote’ data storage?

Many businesses will be looking to develop, improve or even replace their existing IT provision this year, partly as a response to the increased capacity of IT hardware and the increasing storage and processing requirements of their businesses.

Many businesses will be looking to develop, improve or even replace their existing IT provision this year, partly as a response to the increased capacity of IT hardware and the increasing storage and processing requirements of their businesses.

Currently, discussions about the location of stored of data are evident in IT debates and this presents an interesting issue for most businesses. On one hand, the in-house storage of data is useful as it provides security and can be monitored very regularly. On the other hand many businesses might prefer data to be stored remotely on a secure site, where it can be maintained and managed by others and where increases in volume can be often easily accommodated. The decision to store data in house or remotely is complicated by the extent to which each business will either generate or process data.This is further complicated by the cost implications of building a server room, which can be as much as £20K.

The creation of an in-house data centre, however, can provide an ideal scenario for businesses that generate process and store data regularly. The success of this decision hinges of the application of the appropriate technology. Ideally each rack would be full of servers each operating at full capacity and the rack space could be increased to meet the growing demands of particular businesses.

Server cooling is one of the biggest issues in terms of the decision to maintain an in house data centre. Air conditioning is noisy, expensive to run, needs regular maintenance and has several significant health and safety considerations. Air conditioning takes up considerable space both inside and outside buildings and the requirements of its installation mean that once set up the data centre will be expensive and challenging to move.

Maxi-Cool is a new product that provides a more effective alternative to air conditioning. It provides up to 4kWs of cooling per rack has much low power consumption and very low maintenance requirements.The use of Maxi-Cool for server cooling means that the racks can be fully utilised, that the servers can be located in an office due to the low noise output and that the racks can be moved between offices or into purposely created spaces.Additional racks can be added to easily thus increasing the storage capacity of the provision in total.

Perhaps 2015 is the year for businesses to think again about data storage and consider the alternative options for managing stored data and supporting data processing ‘in house’.


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