One of a main colocation datacenter functions is to keep their clients’ information technology infrastructure accessible and secure. Despite external challenges, this responsibility remains unchanged, even during a global pandemic.
How Datacenters are Supporting Business During COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, an increased number of employees need to work remotely. Many organizations did not have a great deal of time to prepare for, or adapt to, this change to their day-to-day operations for the foreseeable future.
As a result, colocation and remote hands services are extremely popular with (and beneficial to) businesses at this time. Tasks like server maintenance, shipping/receiving, new installations or expansion needs and troubleshooting of critical data center equipment can be completed safely and efficiently without the need for an IT professional or department working sent on-site.
IT companies have Reduced Onsite Staff
Many companies still operating online and their infrastructures, network and equipment in colocation need maintenance and support, however, because of the pandemic, the commute and dealing with suppliers or technicians are bing challenges for companies.
How Datacenters are Staying Safe and Offering Beneficial Services
Datacenter staff work diligently to ensure that NOC and IT specialists do not have to deal with malfunctions or downtime when they’re already facing so many changes and challenges. They are also extremely careful to stay safe by applying social distancing measures within the facility, limiting the need to visit the datacentre and increasing sanitation procedures to ensure that they, as an essential service, can continue to operate and support their clients.
Colocation and remote hands services are the expertise and “extra set of trusted hands” businesses need during this time to function safely and efficiently.
Many businesses have temporarily closed their physical locations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. During this transitional time, they have placed their trust in colocation providers to safeguard and manage their critical infrastructure.
COVID-19 has swiftly changed how companies are conducting business. Colocation datacenters have risen to the challenge to help keep information online, people safe and businesses open. Colocation services are an extremely important part of facilitating an organization’s ability to stay connected, collaborate, and continue to operate in a safe, responsible and cost effective manner during COVID-19.