Due to the increasing popularity of cloud in the business space, many IT managers are facing concerns about location services. When companies are looking for the right colocation provider, a primary factor influencing their decision is the facility’s location. In the digital era, more and more businesses are shifting their servers to data centers outside their organization to cope with network and bandwidth demands. It enables benefits such as flexibility in infrastructure, improved recovery options, improved collaboration structures, accessibility of employees, easy access to public cloud operators, and reduced TCO.
A data center with power and connectivity can be installed anywhere, but the location has an impact on the quality of service it can provide to its customers.
When selecting a technology partner, location is the primary consideration besides price, scalability, flexibility, uptime, and reliability. Good location choices mean an integrated network and application ecosystem that can reach your entire market and can help you better understand your activities and customers than competitors. On the other hand, poor location can cause poor connections and problems with performance.
Companies need to strike a balance between location being an essential component of choice and making it the only concern when searching for a data center provider. They need a colocation provider that focuses on physical security, disaster recovery, data center uptime guarantees, service levels, scalability, and reliability to ongoing support and maintenance. A variety of other considerations, including local data security regulations, tax systems, access to services, availability of sufficient networking technologies, local infrastructure, qualified labor pool accessibility, track record, and current customers or reference customers, should also be kept in mind.
UnitedLayer provides a top Tier-3 data center facility to deploy and manage your existing hardware while maintaining the level of access, control, and security of a data center entirely located at your premises. You can eliminate the hassle and cost of running your own data center with UnitedLayer Colocation solutions while setting yourself up for a cloud future.
UnitedLayer provides Colocation facilities from one of San Francisco’s largest data centers located at 200 Paul Ave. It is the only data center built on solid bedrock in San Francisco. This location serves many engineering, technology, and internet services providers, and is the main data center for the Bay Area and colocation in San Francisco.
UnitedLayer’s 200 Paul data center is San Francisco’s first data center built on bedrock with Zone 4 construction and not in a flood plain for 100 years. UnitedLayer has more than 40,000 square feet of fully redundant data center capacity. For the next 100 years, it is not in the earthquake fault, liquefaction, or landslide zone and is seismically certified for earthquake protection.
The network density at 200 Paul Avenue makes it a perfect interconnecting point for the entire west coast, offering access to leading domestic and Asia Pacific carriers, which makes meeting any diverse business needs that are extremely viable.
Location is not everything when it comes to data center placement. When selecting a colocation data center provider, there are several considerations, including availability, reputation, facilities, support, and cost. Yet, it’s true that location is one of the most important factors. Location is critical not just because of the geographical context, but also because it influences many other factors that are key to the success of any data center.
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