DATA CENTER HOSTING
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Challenges We Address
With more and more enterprises adopting cloud, they are now witnessing the line between on premise and off-premise data being blurred. This has resulted in a hybrid ecosystem of existing primary data centers working with virtual data centers in a public cloud.
The major challenge with the emergence of this new model is choosing the right data center location and hosting services provider for your IT infrastructure. Secondly, if the public cloud assets cannot leverage the high-throughput, low-latency connections with reliable security framework, the promised cost savings, increased flexibility and operational efficiency offered can easily evaporate.
A key component of hosting data centers . for a 21st Century Enterprise also entails Cloud Exchange capabilities. This enables enterprises to leverage a seamless connectivity to public cloud infrastructure. HCL has partnered with specific leading cloud exchange providers which enables hybrid cloud connectivity options from the data center itself.
Another important consideration for DC hosting which enterprises tend to overlook is developing a cohesive data center outsourcing strategy that balances costs, risk and agility. Enterprises must take into account the complexity of new application designs and service levels; escalating demands in power and cooling that supporting infrastructures require; rationalization and consolidation; and more importantly, capacity analysis to manage high data growth in their core data center strategy.
Leverage HCL’s Next Generation Data Centre Hosting Services
HCL has a partner agnostic approach for Data Centre (DC) hosting. The partners are identified through a Certified Alliance Partnership Program (CAPP). The CAPP is based on parameters such as reliability, security and data center uptime guarantee. Today HCL has a network of over 250 Data Center sites across the globe. HCL is able to get better hosting rates and services from the partners through its CAPP program.
HCL partners with SunGard, Equinix, Interxion, Green Mountain, Telecity and many other partners supporting its co-location or hosting offering.
Following are the components of HCL's Managed Hosting Services:
What You Can Expect
HCL partnered facilities are enterprise class Tier three or Tier four equivalent data centers. Each one built to rigorous, exacting standards and delivering unparalleled security, power, connectivity, environmental controls and service availability.
Our relationships with partners are formed on a strong foundations based on trust and transparency. Each of these relationships is created and nurtured through strategic planning with a special focus on a well-defined communication management framework.
The governance model with our partners is bespoke to the engagement based on its specific governance and delivery challenges, which need to be managed and controlled by a collaborative approach by the partner and HCL to meet the customer’s needs. The relationship framework, above all is flexible and is driven by a genuine desire to make the relationship work.
The partner agnostic approach, the flexibility and the bespoke services help our customers save 30% on long-term capital and operational costs.