How does a Colocation Vietnam works? (part 1)

July 26, 2017

Previously, we discussed what a Colocation Vietnam is and how it’s different from other facilities that house computing equipment.

Overall, data centers and their connected processes are governed by a specific mission to ensure reliability and uptime while at the same time reducing risk.

Now that we know what a data center (DC) is, we can check how these facilities operate and the critical components and processes involved.

The need for data centers

In the current markets, technology is becoming more and more important. Not only are individuals utilizing their computers/mobile devices for entertainment and work, corporations are also dependent on their own necessary systems to carry out mission-critical business tasks. All those programs, apps and devices need computing support, and the incredible amount of data they create have to also be hosted and accessed by individuals, customers and organizations. Though collocation in Vietnam houses servers, the mission of those facilities revolves around so much more than rooms with rows of racks.

This is the place where data centers come in. Those facilities house and connect the servers, infrastructure and technology also needed to support this information and these progresses. Especially as companies increasingly turn to cloud options and on demand support for services including disaster recovery, data storage, business continuity and hosting, data centers becoming an even more critical piece of the infrastructure puzzle.

DC overview

Though data centers house servers, the mission of these facilities revolves around so much more than rooms with rows of racks. DC processes hinge not only on specific hardware elements, but software and specific staff processes as well.

A collocation in Vietnam preferably consists of a well-constructed, sturdy building that houses storage devices, servers, cables and a connection to the Internet. In addition, the center also has a large amount of equipment associated with cooling and supplying power, and often automatic fire extinguishing systems. Beside these ‘hard’ factors, one must also take into consideration organizational measures, like periodic backups that ensure operability.

In this way, a DC functions not only through its hardware and software, but through the management, upkeep and maintenance performed by staff as well.