Accessing information stored in a data center depends upon the type of setup and level of security. Some businesses use hosted virtual desktop and network configurations on dedicated servers. Others use shared network server services, and still others use Cloud-based solutions. The primary difference between each of these solutions largely has to do with whether a company’s data is stored on its own hosted server, or if there is specific areas of storage space set aside on a server that is shared by several businesses.
Keep in mind, in shared and Cloud-based data center solutions, only your business has access to the data. The main benefit of using a shared or Cloud-based solution is that it normally costs less than a dedicated solution, since the costs associated with the server upkeep and maintenance is split between each business with storage space. In addition, data may be spread across several different servers to increase network performance and speed.
When someone needs access to data stored on a server in a data center, they access it over the Internet from their computer or workstation. The storage location of the data has an encrypted address associated with it. It is very similar to entering in a website address and going to an online site, except you do not enter the address, as it is stored internally on the computer or workstation.
Besides data, data centers can be used to run software programs and applications in a virtual environment. For more information about how a data center works and how a hosted solution can benefit your business, call CyberlinkASP, now, at 972-262-5200.