How are data centers built

What is a data center?

Most business applications and activities within an organization generate data that must be stored. These include, for example:

  • Emails and file shares
  • Productivity applications
  • Web pages
  • Online transactions
  • Data in CRM tools
  • Corporate Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Databases
  • Big data and artificial intelligence
  • Virtual desktops
  • Communication and collaboration services

Especially in large companies they accumulate huge amounts of data that need a lot of servers and a lot of storage space. A simple server room is often no longer sufficient to cope with the flow of data. In addition, maintenance can be complicated. High energy costs and in some cases even 24/7 monitoring to prevent server failures and ward off cyberattacks push some companies to their limits.

This is exactly where data centers come into play: The data is in a safe place monitored around the clock saved. In addition, a data center has a temperature control so that the servers do not overheat. At the same time, the emergency power supply ensures that the data is stored in a fail-safe manner and the risk of server failures is reduced. Depending on the type of data center, companies usually only pay for the space they use and the electricity they use. In return, they save time in administration and infrastructure and can concentrate more on their core business.