If you are considering replacing your on-premises data center or supplementing your in-house resources, you are not alone. According to a Gartner study, 80% of enterprises are expected to shut down their on-premises data centers and move to cloud data-center solutions in the next few years. Aging equipment and infrastructure, more robust business continuity and disaster recovery, and rising maintenance costs are just some of the reasons why the move to the cloud is accelerating.
Using an Austin data center can reduce costs while providing exceptional uptime and security. However, when you are evaluating your unique data-center requirements, you should be sure that any Austin colocation center meets these 10 mission-critical factors:
- A strategic location to protect against natural disasters.
- Redundant power and cooling systems.
- Redundant and carrier-neutral connectivity.
- High-density environments to reduce operating costs.
- Power density to support current and future needs.
- Backups at a geographically diverse location.
- High levels of physical security.
- 100% uptime backed by a service-level agreement (SLA).
- Compliance with required regulations.
- Flexible options, such as dedicated cabinets, cages and private suites.
These 10 critical factors are the basics you should require when choosing a data center. The LOGIX Austin data center meets every one of these requirements and more.
The LOGIX Austin Data Center
What makes the LOGIX Austin data center an ideal location?
The LOGIX Austin data center is located in Austin’s central business district and houses data and equipment from both local and international companies, including startups in the industrial, health care, technology, finance, semiconductor and Internet of Things sectors.
It offers a highly reliable infrastructure, robust connectivity options, flexible and scalable space, and customized solutions for your Austin colocation needs.
Austin is considered to be at a low risk for natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, which reduces the chance that something beyond your control could negatively impact your business. LOGIX provides 24/7 year-round monitoring for disaster prevention and performance at its Austin data center.
LOGIX also provides enhanced redundancy and monitoring to achieve the highest levels of security and support. Its Austin data-center services are based on a resilient, high-availability infrastructure for mission-critical enterprise solutions.
Security, Access and Backup
Security and access are monitored 24/7 year-round, with restricted entry into the facility and private areas that require proximity and biometric card readers.
In the unlikely event that a natural disaster occurs, everything at the Austin data center is backed up at a second geographically diverse LOGIX data center for enhanced business continuity and disaster recovery.
The LOGIX Austin data center is certified to system and organization control (SOC) 1 and SOC 2. It also meets the most rigorous compliance standards, including SSAE 18-audited facilities, to enable Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or Payment Card Industry compliance.
A Fully Redundant Architecture
LOGIX has a fully redundant architecture to deliver exceptional uptime. A/B power feeds and A/B power to racks provide redundant power. The entire facility is backed up by generator power and redundant heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems with N+1 cooling.
The LOGIX network hub is also located in the Austin colocation center. Its technical team manages more than 290,000 fiber miles and services 3,000 enterprise buildings and 10,000 business customers throughout Texas. So you know that you will receive the same level of redundancy at the Austin data center that backs all of LOGIX’s robust fiber connections statewide.
Diverse and redundant fiber routes enable connectivity to multiple carriers, along with high availability and scalable bandwidth. More than 75 carriers are available.
All of this contributes to an Austin data-center solution that can include 100% SLAs to meet the most stringent data-center requirements.
Austin Colocation Center
As a state-of-the-art facility, the Austin colocation center offers best-in-class performance and reliability for high density and high availability, including:
- Carrier-neutral facilities with a variety of carrier options.
- Staff present 24/7 year-round, with remote hands support.
- Dedicated cabinets, cages, relay racks and private suite options.
- Multiple levels of redundancy available within the same footprint.
- Power-distribution units with static transfer switches for uninterruptible power-supply power distribution.
- 36-inch raised floors.
The LOGIX Austin Data Center
Austin is an ideal data-center location to house your company data, with safe and secure options from LOGIX. When choosing to outsource your data-center operations, creating the request for proposal (RFP) is crucial to ensure that you get exactly what you need. Poorly constructed RFPs can increase your costs and may increase the risk of downtime. Download this free data-center RFP template to use when evaluating data centers.
LOGIX is the best choice for your Austin data-center needs. Contact LOGIX today to request a quote or learn more about data-center and colocation data-center services.