The Role of Colocation Data Centers in WFH Implementation
Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the world has shifted as never before. From PSBB to Emergency PPKM, the Indonesian government has imposed countrywide stay-at-home orders and physical distancing policies, resulting in a number of massive changes in the way people live their lives including the practice of Work from Home (WFH) or remote work.
Although it might sound easy and convenient, the implementation of remote work isn’t without challenges. To support its remote operations, a company needs to have a reliable infrastructure that ensures high-speed and low latency internet connections along with the availability of cloud computing. As a facility where data and applications are stored, managed, and processed, data centers have become a key for the continuity of almost every business’ daily operations.
Nonetheless, in the time when WFH is preferred and WFO is discouraged, on-premise data centers may have become a disadvantage. That is why, to be able to facilitate the WFH implementation, many businesses have opted for colocation data centers instead of the more traditional option. There are three main reasons why colocation data centers are more preferable for remote work.
Outsourced Infrastructure Management
A private, on-premise data center requires companies to allocate resources and employees to maintain the infrastructure and assets including hardware, power, and cooling, and this can be a challenge if they’re trying to fully comply with the current stay-at-home orders. It can also be considered an extra cost especially during a tough time like this.
Colocation data centers, such as neuCentrIX, make remote work much more feasible by allowing companies to offload some of the responsibilities and reduce costs. With neuCentrIX, companies can gain the benefits of a well-designed infrastructure as well as efficient power and cooling without having to worry about the maintenance. neuCentrIX also provides 24/7 support at each data center site, eliminating the need for companies to provide a specific IT team to troubleshoot problems when needed.
Data availability is one of the biggest challenges companies face trying to create a reliable virtual workplace. If remote employees can’t access the data and applications they need to do their work, there will be a lot of time spent sitting around and waiting. As employees are geographically distributed and only virtually connected, losing access to the network means that productivity stops.
Colocation providers with proven track records can guarantee uptime to ensure continuous business operations. With professionally designed architecture and components redundancy, neuCentrIX’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 data centers guarantee almost 100% uptime annually which equals to only hours of possible downtime. What’s more, for better mitigation against downtime, neuCentrIX’s data centers are located in various big cities across the country, so when one data center is down, there are others to be relied on as backups. For example, in the case of natural disasters, neuCentrIX Jakarta, Bandung, and Batam are the designated backups due to their geographically safe locations.
Easy Access to The Cloud
Cloud computing is a necessity for remote work because it allows employees to access key applications and data as well as collaborate with other people in the virtual workplace. Nonetheless, different companies with different requirements might need different types of cloud deployment.
As carrier-neutral facilities, colocation data centers are entirely independent of any network providers and able to provide a selection of connectivity options for their clients. This means that they can provide their clients with access to more than one cloud service provider and more than one cloud deployment type. neuCentrIX, as a carrier-neutral colocation provider, makes it easy for companies to set up the cloud environments that facilitate remote work based on their specific requirements, whether it means access to a single cloud provider or shifting between several platforms within a multi-cloud deployment.
With all the advantages they offer, colocation data centers have become a reasonable alternative for companies. As one of the leading colocation data center providers in Indonesia, neuCentrIX guarantees reliability and convenience for smooth remote work implementation and uninterrupted daily operations.