OSS Telco is served by data centers throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which companies use for a fee when they need some place to store their computers temporarily; and they are professionally managed. Which is a great thing: for, though many companies have their own colocation centers, more and more are turning to third parties for temporary storage, either as a supplement to those they already have, or as a substitute for having them. (They realize, too, how in these hard economic times, business people are struggling to make ends meet, and would like the opportunity to do their best to lend a helping hand.) Here at OSS Telco we employ many people who are experts in data center asset management, a field which involves assessing the present market and hosting solutions for data storage.
Choosing a Tier
One important aspect of data center management involves the four tiers into which all such facilities may be grouped, and which will be revisited briefly here. They are numbered from one to four, each with increasingly stringent safety requirements such as temperature (it must be cold enough to prevent data loss through overheating), space layout, presence or absence of raised floors, security, and so on. Different tiers are suitable for different businesses with different kinds of information to store.
Another large part of colocation asset management here at OSS is helping to cut costs. This can be done through software as a service (Saas)— also known as “on demand” software— a system of hosting software via cloud computing, one which covers a wide range of things, such as managed hosting services. Google, for one, has found the cost- effectiveness of Saas too great to resist.
Cloud computing has been used extensively by OSS to enable companies to share their resources. Amazon, A T & T, and other multi- million dollar firms have over the past three years set up their own cloud computing services, and a number of software companies are seeking the aid of hosting providers to help use the cloud to deliver their applications.
SOA’s (Service-oritented Architectures
Finally, new computer technologies are taken advantage of to the utmost. Service-oriented architectures (SOAs), for instance, is a means by which business processes, both in their current form and with any future additions, may be integrated, with a service being a subdivision of an application. Thanks to SOAs, more people than ever have access to corporate IT. Many companies are now turning to SOAs as a less costly alternative to mainstream software.
We at OSS know that a given system of data center asset management if it can fit will benefit your company to the utmost.