FAQ on data centres

Few people know much about data centres, but many people know two things: that data centres have something to do with the internet, and that they use a lot of power. Beyond that, misconceptions flourish.

Here below are some Frequently Asked Questions about data centres answered.

What do data centres do?

A data center is a specific building with rooms full of racks for servers. A data center has been specially built to meet high availability, security and efficient energy use for cooling the servers. In addition, a data center needs a multitude of data networks.

What types of data centres are there?

Data centres can be multi-tenant or single-tenant. The first is also referred to as colocation providers, who have made it their business model to facilitate other companies; they rent out data centre space.
Single-tenant data centres only facilitate the needs of their own companies. for example, a bank or government service that provides its own IT-infrastructure in-house. These data centres are therefore also referred to as business data centres.

Why do companies move their IT to a data centre?

Businesses are more and more data-driven and have become dependent of digital services. Outsourcing their it-systems to a professional data centre makes organizations more resilient to equipment problems, rising operational costs and malicious parties. Data centres are optimized for accommodating this IT and have cooling, connectivity, security and links with, for example, cloud providers.

What services do data centres provide?

A data center is an industrial, highly secured building, with a clear purpose: ensuring that computer servers with digital applications run uninterrupted.
professional data centres use the latest innovations in the field of data infrastructure, cooling, power supply and security. all systems have back-up systems that can carry the operation when one of the systems fails.