There's been an explosion in the demand for privately owned, EU-based data centres in the last year, causing alarm amoungst cloud providers who outsource their clients' data storage.

 But why? here are 5 reasons people are choosing providers with private data centres:

1.IT'S CHEAPER

Cloud providers without privately owned data centres are effectively resellers, renting data storage in another company’s facility. They then sell this to their customers at an inflated price. Providers with their own data centres are selling directly to you, and as such are usually cheaper.

 

2. IT'S MORE SECURE

You’ll always know where your data is going. By eliminating the middle man, you shut down an avenue for potential security breaches and can rest assured that the only people working with your data are security-vetted professionals.

 

3. IT'S EASIER

One of the most underrated benefits of privately-owned data centres is that everything’s in one place. Your provider can give you direct assistance – for anything from set up to maintenance and support – rather than having to send you off on a goose chase with various third parties.

 

4. IT'S ONSITE 

On a similar note, having a data centre on-site means the provider can see to any issues immediately. They will be able to monitor the equipment closely and stay up to date with what’s going on, something which would be difficult otherwise.

 

5. IT'S UK BASED

One step above keeping your data in the EU, a UK provider with their own private facility will keep your data within the country. This is difficult to guarantee otherwise, leaving your data to potentially be subject to foreign regulations that contravene UK laws.

Matthew Newton
Matthew Newton
Managing Director, Oosha
Cloud infrastructure hexagon

“One of the most underrated benefits of privately-owned data centres is that everything’s in one place.”

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