December 12, 2017 - Reny Pebriasari
Are You Ready for Wowrack’s Data Center Tour?
If you’re thinking about choosing a new managed cloud hosting service provider, there are a lot of things you want to check, first. One of the first things you should take a look at is the data centers in which your server will be hosted. Seeing a data center for yourself gives you the opportunity to ask additional questions if you see something you don’t like or you’re not sure about. However, if your prospective MSP doesn’t willingly take you to their data center and has numerous excuses as to why they can’t take you there, then that should make some red flags go off.
Here at Wowrack, not only do we take you on a tour of a data center, but we also host open houses every so often to welcome large groups of those who just want to come by and check it out.
The next data center tour is January 10th. After all, what better way to start the New Year and gift your company’s network a new home?
Why Going on a Data Center Tour is Important
Since the data center is the selected location of where your server will be stored, it’s super important to know what this is going to look like. And, in general (but not always) seeing one data center will give you a good sense of what the other MSP’s data centers look like, too.
Seeing a data center for yourself can, for one, show you the obvious things. For instance, you can see if the data center is physically secured, if there is a cooling system in place, and overall, how the machinery looks. If it seems dusty, cluttered, and there are loose wires sticking out every which way, you may want to take a look at some other data centers, too. It also gives you a chance to learn more about how it all works, as well ask any questions that come to mind or haven’t already been answered.
Which, brings us to our next point…
What Questions You Should Ask
When it comes to as something as big as this, you want to make sure you’re absolutely certain before making the time and monetary investment. This is another way to get a good read on your prospective MSP. If they seem hesitant to answer your questions or are making you feel uncomfortable by asking them in the first place, then you might get a good sense of how your experience will be in the long term.
And, if you can’t think of any questions, here are some examples to get the juices flowing:
- Security – Who has access to the building? Have there have been break-ins?
- Electrical Infrastructure – How is this place getting power? How many distribution, backup systems, and generators are there?
- Troubleshooting – What happens if there is a problem with my equipment?
If you’d like to attend our Data Center Tour, Contact us today to make an appointment.
Registration for Wowrack’s Data Center Tour
Here at Wowrack, we believe there shouldn’t be any mystery. We pride ourselves on being transparent, so what you see is what you get.
In just a few weeks our Data Center Tour will take place on January 10th, 2018 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, in Tukwila, Washington. Come and see for yourself the quality of the servers we maintain.
What to Do if you Can’t Make it This Time
If you can’t make it to this Data Center Tour, no worries! Wowrack always has our doors open (of course, not the doors to our secured data center) so you can make an appointment for a time that works best for you.