How to Select a Data Center for Remote Desktop and Application Hosting Services

How to Select a Data Center for Remote Desktop and Application Hosting Services

When selecting a data center for remote desktop services, it is important to take the time to familiarize yourself with the company’s offerings by reviewing their hardware, software, and data services overviews. While reviewing these items, think about where the data center is located and what type of security is provided. In addition, consider whether redundancy is used, and if the provider has multiple data center locations.

Ideally, you want to select a data center located in the United States or another stable country, like the United Kingdom. Why, you might ask? Because the risks of civil wars and political unrest in some countries where data centers are located could affect your data. If the government is overturned, there is a good chance your data will no longer be accessible, and that it could even be stolen and compromised.

Hardware Overview

Hardware should feature the latest hardware products on the market today. Configurations should be adaptable to fit your needs, such as:

  • Dual Power Supplies
  • Separate Power Switches
  • Backup Generators
  • Dual Network Cards
  • Dual Routers and Switches
  • Load Balanced Servers
  • Hardware Maintenance
  • Network Server Monitoring

 Software and Data Services Overview

Software and data services should include access to the most current software products on the market today, like Microsoft® Office and Microsoft® Exchange; security features, such as anti-spam and anti-virus protection; training, education, and help desk support; secure remote data access; and centralized data management.

All of these hardware, software, data services, and more are available from CyberlinkASP. Call 972-262-5200 now to learn more.