In cutthroat business landscape, prompt and incessant access to applications and data is indispensable for achieving success in marketplace. This urges the need for data resilience, which has become quintessence for businesses and IT lexicon, not to forget to mention that a large part of the IT budget is devoted to it.

If reports are to be believed, rapid expansion of global market substantially boosts the investment value in data centers. Till last year, the investment value was estimated to be around $25 billion with over 27,000 data centers operating in different parts of the globe. It is expected to see double-digit growth in the next few years as data centers consider as an inevitable asset for any business without regard to size. With more and more mission-critical facilities are coming up, new servers are rapidly filling the vacated floor space with the perspective to make IT infrastructure scalable and flexible.

Whether running an enterprise data center or using co-located facilities, the significance of the center usually increases only on availability. It is interesting to note that data centers keep running round-the-clock to deploy and configure financial, business process, supply-chain, and customer relationship applications. As the volume of application and online content requirements continue to increase, more data storage is needed. A colocation site can turn out to be a main data center for a business or it may act as a backup center to mitigate potential disaster. Enterprises having smaller setups can opt for colocation as it would cater their overall data center needs.

Today's businesses want to improve efficiencies of data centers without increasing costs by adopting best practices. It is interesting to note that some data centers are purpose-built while others are a part of an office building and floor space of those data centers accommodates servers ranging from thousands to down to a few. However, you need to keep your data center in India redundant with the support of a generator, the UPS and/or multiple sources from the power grid in order to continue your business operation even during system failure or maintenance.