What even is a data centre?

Have you ever wondered what data centres actually do or what they are used for?

We’re here to help you find the answer.

Simply put a data centre is a building with powerful computers, also known as servers, used to run different services. It’s where information is processed and made both accessible and available. Data is stockpiled, overseen and distributed across these servers. To support this vast amount of data, network infrastructure is put in place to support apps, websites, databases, and much more. In fact, you will touch base with a data centre several hundred times a day. When you post on social media, pay for purchases using your phone, when streaming on Netflix or Spotify, sharing files through Dropbox or WeTransfer, book a cab through Uber, each time you are connecting with a data centre.

Where are these servers stored?

A majority of businesses turn to cloud providers for their data storage, as maintaining servers in-house can be costly and time-consuming. These data giants have data centres located all over the world with the capacity to house tens of thousands of servers at a time and serve the daily needs of billions of users. Many data centres are often the size of multiple large buildings spread across campus-like grounds.

What do we have to offer?

As the leading provider of data centre, security and IT solutions your options are limitless. Cross-Guard can assist you with your energy efficiency needs with either our Coolgenic or Solargenic containment solutions, aiding you in more sustainable practices. We can even take it a step further by providing you with caging to enclose your valuable servers, and the options are limitless. Looking for the top of the range security server rack, then look no further, our Ventis Server Safe is exactly what you need. Our solutions are industry-leading and we’re confident in the security they provide. Contact our team on +44 (0) 20 8616 9418 to discuss your requirements.


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