In our modern world, it’s never been more important for companies to have secure and reliable information technology solutions. While it makes sense for start-up businesses to keep their IT systems inhouse, as companies grow, so do their data requirements and many organisations choose to outsource or collocate their IT infrastructure. Collocating with data centre solutions is particularly important for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and any organisation where technical human resources make up a key component of their business model.
What benefits do these companies achieve by collocating their data centre solutions?
Greater flexibility and scalability
Quicker deployment of IT services
Lower investment of capital
Lower cost of HR
By collocating, your company acquires a physical server environment with guaranteed power and security and 24-hour access to both network maintenance and your IT infrastructure. Originally completed in 2009, Greater Springfield’s very own Polaris Data Centre has since set a benchmark for ICT infrastructure in Australia and is the largest greenfield data centre in the country.
So, what are the benefits of collocating at the Polaris Data Centre over other data centre solutions?
The Polaris Data Centre is Australia’s leading purpose-built facility with a Tier 3+ standard of security. The tier ranking of a data centre is a standardised methodology used to define the data centre’s overall uptime. In other words, it’s a measurement of the data centre’s performance, investment and ROI (return on investment) for those who utilise its infrastructure.
A Tier 3 data centre provides all the benefits of a Tier 2 solution, including redundant capacity components and the added benefit of multiple uplinks for redundancy and dual-powered equipment. This is achieved by an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. The Polaris Data Centre goes even further, thus making a Tier 3+ data centre. Polaris is unique in delivering an N+2 availability, providing a second level of power and cooling redundancy. It is this infrastructure and redundancy that allows the Polaris Data Centre to provide a Service Level Agreement (SLA) ensuring 99.99% availability.
The Polaris Data Centre’s Service Level Agreement and Information Security Management System meets the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification standard. Published in September of 2013, this is the latest information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission. It outlines the specific requirements of an information security management system and is a highly sought-after certification by ICT solutions, making Polaris one of the most secure data centre solutions in the world.
As well as IT security, this Tier 3+ data centre also features first-class physical security including bullet-proof glass, biometric fingerprint scanners and man traps making it the most advanced ICT facility in Australia.
Clients & Suppliers
The Polaris Data Centre already has offices of all major telecommunications providers right within the building, including Telstra, Optus, Superloop, Opticomm, NBN, Vocus, Over the Wire, TPG, Nextgen and more.
Polaris’ clients and suppliers also have access to Megaport’s SDN-based elastic interconnection fabric providing them even more interconnectivity options. This technology enables services and users to connect over an elastic, SDN-based, ubiquitous Ethernet fabric that ensures wider coverage and greater speed to market. Polaris’ tenants the ability to:
Access to a wider ecosystem using instant provisioning capabilities
Capitalisation of peer traffic on Megaport’s Internet Exchange
Control and management of your services anywhere, anytime, on all major platforms
Megaport’s SDN-based elastic interconnection fabrics offers a hybrid data centre solution with services that can be directly controlled via the portal, API and mobile application. Tenants are also able to obtain secure connections to multiple cloud providers including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, and leverage flexible service models for hybrid cloud solutions. For tenants, it allows:
The Polaris Data Centre offers so many opportunities to improve the efficiency and safety of your company’s information technology infrastructure. Learn more about the Polaris Data Centre or if your business is ready to take the risk out of managing your data and server requirements, enquire with the Polaris Data Centre to secure your space.