In the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the globe have witnessed an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies. Access to data is and technology adoption for carrying out regular business activities remain critical as always. Almost every business today are relying on data and connectivity to carry out their daily operations.
The transformation of the data center strategy in the pharmaceutical industry, associated life sciences, and biotech research can ultimately play a significant role in improving their success.
Many factors contribute to the need to develop new data center sourcing strategies. These include rapid data growth, the growing need to exchange research information between therapies in a company, the integration of research partners as well a new set of security challenges from nation-state hacking all contribute to a growing complex environment.
Pharma is also challenged by the need to maintain strict regulations and privacy standards, and stringent resiliency requirements. Core to all their data needs is a strong disaster recovery plan in which a Colocation site can be used for Disaster Recovery.
Having a well-designed, thoroughly-tested DR plan is not an option. It is essential for today’s data-driven pharmaceutical industries. Choosing a Colocation provider for Disaster Recovery services is efficient, effective, and affordable for organizations of varying sizes.
Advantages of Choosing Colocation for Disaster Recovery
Remote Secure Facility
Most colocation centers maintain high levels of physical security, including on-site security guards, 24x7x365 surveillance, and biometric authorization.
Retaining Equipment control
In the colocation model, you are renting data center space for the hardware and system architecture of your choice. This eliminates the capital expense of building a redundant data center but gives you much greater insight into and control over your infrastructure because you own the hardware.
Saving OPEX costs
When comparing the costs of a colocation data center with the option of building your own facility, it is an obvious choice. Unless your equipment requires a huge amount of room, the costs will be far lower when using a colocation option. You can also save significantly on electricity bills, manpower costs, Building Management Costs in terms of cooling, access control, and many more.
Expert IT support
Co-location data centers provide round-the-clock monitoring support including facility maintenance, monitoring, and reporting, troubleshooting, prevention from potential catastrophes such as system failures, a breach in the security, outages, and so on.
The on-site IT team can keep preventing minor incidents from becoming significant ones, all while ensuring the client’s IT budget and freeing up their IT team so that they can redirect their focus on serving other essentials of the enterprise.
The DR site needs to meet the distance criteria of at least 10KMs away from the primary Data Center. This protects and recovers the primary DC in case of flooding, natural disasters, or major network outages.
Colocation Data Centers have become a key component in today’s digital transformation strategy. Security and reliability offered by these colocations have allowed businesses to deliver their products and services in a timely manner without interruption. They also allow businesses to offload the burden of administering and maintaining IT infrastructure while gaining access to expert services to access mission-critical data.
Despite the requirement for 24-hour monitoring, most of the work may be completed remotely or with a few people on site. Businesses may also keep their workers secure by eliminating the necessity to be onsite and keeping you and your staff safe by hosting your servers at Colocation.
With digitalization in place, companies are getting more aware of cybersecurity concerns, natural disasters, and remote works’ growing importance. Business leaders are evaluating their organization’s needs and are considering Disaster Recovery and Colocation. Being proactive about potential issues to mitigate them quickly allows businesses to reduce risk, improve business continuity and enhance brand protection.