Data Centre

A Small Business Guide on How to Move Data to a Data Centre

A Small Business Guide on How to Move Data to a Data Centre

Data centre migrations are not something anyone should take for granted. A poorly planned and executed move can leave lasting damage, including unexpected downtime with interruption to sales, not to mention dissatisfied customers. So, why move? This is probably the most important question for SMEs that have grown to a point where they either have a server room in-house, or a large number of desktops, all stuffed full of data. Most companies introduce in-house IT infrastructure and systems as they grow and might continue on an “add-as-you-need basis” for years. If you’re starting to experience unreliability in the uptime of the equipment, or are questioning the reliability of your connectivity (broadband), then moving to a data centre may well be a better option. How do you move? Many who m... »

What Does a Data Centre Do?

What Does a Data Centre Do?

  Hello and Welcome to the IT Scrapbook from 4D Data Centres. This time we’re answering the question WHAT DOES A DATA CENTRE DO? Everyone needs to back up their computer data – including things like documents, customer details and financial information – to keep it safe from theft, fire or being accidentally deleted. And most small businesses, charities and other organisations also need an internet connection for their website and emails, so they normally store their data on a simple server on the premises. This is essentially a specialised computer the size of two pizza boxes connected to the business’s local network and also to the internet; it contains a set of hard discs that store data that can be sent through the network to other computers locally and to people visiting the busi... »