Data Center Consulting

Is Your IT Infrastructure Designed to Grow With Your Business?


Data Center Consulting

Is Your IT Infrastructure Designed to Grow With Your Business?

Data Center Consulting

Many companies today are looking at multiple Data Center options, including on-premise infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Solutions. Each is best for different challenges, and most organizations will benefit from more than one. 

One of the biggest IT challenges today is driving more value, efficiency, and utilization from corporate Data Centers. While companies decide how to modernize infrastructure, Data Center choices are expanding and determining how to meet current and short term needs is not enough. Companies need to be ready to respond to future demands and ever-changing technology complexities.

Existing Data Center

When organizations face technical problems with their IT environment, the usual response is to fix the symptom rather than treat the root cause. So, while your business App or network may be running slow, the problem may be your Data Center. 

New Data Center

A company's IT infrastructure must grow with them. Some companies may start with just a laptop, but most will eventually implement new applications, hardware and more to improve speed and business. However, they may not have the IT environment to support it all. 

Signs You May Need A Data Center

  • Lack of IT Infrastructure
  • Limited Rack Space
  • You need the ability to host Apps and databases
  • Hardware has no cooling system
  • Need more power/circuits
  • Your data is growing faster than you can handle

How ZAG Can Help

  • We can architect the right infrastructure
  • We help you choose on-prem, in the cloud, or hybrid Data Center solutions
  • We can set up your Data Center for long-term health and growth 

Signs Your DC May Need Improvements

  • Running out of Disk/Rack Space
  • Running out of power 
  • Servers are getting maxed out
  • No room to add new servers 
  • Hardware is old or outdated
  • Still running on 1 GB speed

How You Can Reduce Costs

  • Reduce Power Consumption
  • Set up to expand and grow with your company
  • Virtualize Servers and Databases 
  • Lower memory costs 
  • Host Data Center in the cloud or off-site

Data Center Hosting

Data Center Hosting

Data Centers

Data Centers are like the brain of a company, because it is where the most business-critical processes are run and controlled. However, the hardest aspects of Data Centers are usually the location and costs associated with them. Data Centers can range from a few pieces of hardware that hosts corporate data  to entire rooms filled with machines and devices housing business applications, large databases, and more. 

Some organizations have begun to utilize Cloud Computing and Virtualization to minimize costs, free up office space, and experience faster computing power. Others have outsourced their Data Center to relieve their IT departments of maintenance and service tasks that may be time consuming and requires constant monitoring. Lastly, there is the traditional approach of an on-prem Data Center that is fully maintained and operated by the company in-house. 

Data Center Hosting

The location of your Data Center is just as crucial as the Data Center itself. ZAG can help your organization decide what would be best for your business. We can walk you through the different types of locations you can choose from. 

Cloud Data Centers

Many businesses are choosing to put part or all of their Data Center in the Cloud. This can save costs by eliminating the need to buy hardware and equipment that can be too pricey for some organizations. Utilizing the Cloud also saves money on power distribution and cooling, computing, and labor. However, a private cloud may be necessary if there is a need to maintain full control over the data or your industry has security compliance requirements.

Hybrid Data Centers

The most common Data Center hosting combines the benefits of on-premise housing and Cloud storage. This way, organizations can house their business-critical applications and corporate data on-premise, while still using the cloud for virtual machines and back-ups.

On-Premise Data Center

Many organizations choose to host their Data Center in the same location as their company headquarters. This benefits businesses that have the physical capacity to house hardware, have local IT staff that can quickly access the Data Center and have the budget and expertise to keep the systems running optimally.  On premise provides scalability and growth but may also be more difficult and costly to maintain. 

Off-Site Data Center

Your Data Center may be in one or more locations, but the resources are yours. When a provider hosts solutions for you, they are responsible for whatever you contract them for – from the hardware and electricity to the applications and support they provide.