More businesses are choosing colocation data centers than ever before. In fact, Gartner predicts that 80% of enterprises will shut down their on-premises data centers and move to the cloud by 2025. As equipment ages, keeping up with infrastructure needs, size restrictions and the high cost of rebuilding and maintaining on-premises data centers make the cloud more and more attractive. Colocation data centers provide higher availability, reliability, energy efficiency, scalability and dedicated facilities management.
When choosing a cloud data center for your business, the most critical features are uptime and security. You want to ensure that your data is safe, and that you can access it whenever you need it. However, there are plenty of other things you should look for when choosing a Houston data center for your business needs.
When you are searching for the ideal data-center solution for your business, start with these 10 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.
LOGIX meets each of these requirements – and more – to offer the best data-center and colocation data-center solutions for the most demanding businesses. Here are some of the reasons why a Houston data center is an ideal choice.
Supported by multicarrier bandwidth options for redundancy, the LOGIX Houston colocation data center is strategically located to provide data protection and superior connectivity.
The LOGIX Houston colocation center is located in Houston’s energy corridor, which is outside of airport flight paths and outside of the 500-year flood plain. The nearest chemical plant is more than 20 miles away. There is a robust infrastructure in place because of the presence of 23 companies on the Fortune 500 list and 3,000 energy-related businesses nearby, which means excellent reliability.
In addition to a top-notch infrastructure, LOGIX provides enhanced redundancy and monitoring to provide the highest levels of security and support. Data-center services are provided on a resilient, high-availability infrastructure for mission-critical enterprise solutions.
Data Protection and Security
The LOGIX Houston data-center facility is rated for sustained winds of 135 miles an hour, which will keep your data and equipment secure. Even though it is outside the flood plain, it was constructed with 36-inch raised floors in case of flooding.
Security and access are monitored 24/7 year-round. Entry into the facility and private areas requires proximity and biometric card readers. In the unlikely event that a natural disaster does occur at the Houston colocation center, everything is backed up at the Austin data center to aid with disaster recovery and business continuity.
LOGIX has a redundant architecture that delivers exceptional uptime. A/B diverse power feeds and A/B power provide redundant power to each rack. The entire facility is backed up by generator power; redundant heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems; and chilled-water backup systems. Diverse and redundant fiber routes enable connectivity to multiple carriers, along with high availability and scalable bandwidth. All of this adds up to a Houston data-center solution that can include 100% SLAs to meet the most stringent data-center requirements.
Certifications and Standards
LOGIX’s Houston data center meets rigorous standards, including SSAE 18-audited facilities, to ensure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Payment Card Industry compliance. It is also certified to system and organization control SOC 1 and SOC 2.
Houston Colocation Center
As a state-of-the-art facility, the Houston colocation data center delivers 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 and private suite options.
- Multiple levels of redundancy available within the same footprint.
- Dual-input power-distribution units with static transfer switches.
When choosing to outsource your data-center operations, creating the request for proposal (RFP) is crucial to ensuring 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.
The LOGIX Houston Data Center
Whether your data-center requirements include a data hall, cage or multiple racks for your organization, LOGIX is the best choice for your Houston colocation needs.
Contact LOGIX today to request a quote or to learn more about data-center services.