The Essence of Enterprise-Level Hosting
Here is a compound word you are bound to come across in your search for the most suitable datacenter for your business needs — “enterprise-level”. Enterprise-level hardware, enterprise-level solutions, enterprise-level hosting. These phrases have inarguably entered the realm of buzzwords, and in present day are often used as nothing but puffery — simply a cheap advertising trick that offers no real substance. The essence of enterprise-level hosting, however, is not a product of fake hype, although it can often be found there.
Providers like to boast about their enterprise-level services — at QuadraNet, we believe that there are a handful of key qualities that separate the true and dedicated data centers from the all-show-no-action ones. We have decided to share them with our readers. Let’s start with the first one!
No Compromise in Hardware and Maintenance
The first association many make with the phrase “enterprise-level hosting” is the scale — something that is designed for big business and all the challenges that come with it. Naturally, hardware and its ensured flawless operation is a huge part of that. This also happens to be the favorite bragging area for many providers.
Any datacenter worth your time will go into detail about what they are using and how they make sure it keeps running. That doesn’t mean that their guarantees will be reflected in reality. Therefore, your first order of business when looking for true enterprise-level hosting is to find out whether promises will stand to the test — in our opinion, the best way to achieve that is to be met with full transparency.
The hallmarks of a reliable provider, as far as hardware and maintenance are concerned, can be pinned down to the presence of two important things: a vast array of hosting options, and related services that are equally as diverse. At QuadraNet, we strive to deliver in both of these categories — our hosting is flexible and takes many forms, from simple single-server setups to managed hosting, colocation and dedicated servers. If you choose to use our hardware, you won’t be disappointed either — our top-shelf equipment is a testament to our main goal of providing you with the best for your personal or organizational needs. All of that comes with an elaborate maintenance suite, including backups, updates, DDoS protection and more.
Last but not least, no enterprise-level hosting service is complete without remote hands services. We believe in upfront prices and complete transparency, which is why you won’t find us cutting corners and overcharging our remote hands — our prices are laid bare and easily accessible, resulting in zero confusion and a fully customer-oriented service.
Moving on, another vital quality of a capable enterprise-level hosting service is its ability to accommodate a customer’s dynamic needs. In other words, it is pivotal for a provider to offer avenues for upscaling or downscaling, depending on your shifting situation. A sign of a datacenter worth your money is its ability to help you adjust to changes in your business, and offer appropriate solutions in a seamless manner. Unfortunately, in many cases people realize post-factum if their provider can offer the scalability they advertise. The only way to be sure you have made the right choice is by way of extensive research.
One of QuadraNet’s mantras is to grow our infrastructure as you grow. In fact, we take it so seriously that these words are among the first you will see once you land on our website’s homepage. We won’t ask you to simply trust us, either — take a look at one of our solutions for seamless scalability that will help you and your business evolve when you need it. Our included features for private cloud setups include a standard 99.999% uptime SLA, variety in operating systems, a comprehensive management portal and a strategical design for future scaling, so that transitions are easy as your infrastructure requirements get bigger.
Attention to the Customer
So far we have talked about the technical aspects that make up true enterprise-level hosting. But it’s not just about excellence in these categories. For example, you may need extra clarification on what type of server and management is a perfect fit for your unique situation. Or what if you could use some further explanation on private cloud solutions?
This is where the third and final quality comes into play — the human side of things that ties the technical aspects together. That is, customer support that goes above and beyond to ensure all your questions are answered and every concern you have is addressed appropriately. In many ways, this is the most challenging quality to find in a datacenter, as it requires a constant dedication to assisting you with whatever inquiries or issues you might be having. There is a way to gauge it, though — reputation and a solid track record.
No provider out there is perfect, and this is something you must realize before writing off what may be good fits for your business. The way your datacenter deals with arising problems, however, is what separates the best from the rest. At QuadraNet, our mission is to offer a level of customer support that will have you saying “I made the right choice”. On-site, 24x7x365 support is just the start of what we provide — our highly proficient experts are readily available to help you with any and all hosting-related matters, from advice on the best enterprise-level hosting solution for your business to specific inquiries and even custom setups. Consultation is the key to attaining the server you need, and we are always ready to lend a hand. Feel free to contact us at any time.
While you will often see “enterprise-level hosting” used as nothing more than a hollow and annoying buzzword, it doesn’t have to be the case with every datacenter. There are those among us that don’t take the phrase lightly, and make sure it is accompanied by the substance it’s supposed to imply. With that said, an enterprise-level hosting service consists of a variety of other characteristics, and they may very well carry different names depending on the context. The three we have listed, however, are what we believe to be an inseparable, ever-present part of true enterprise-level hosting — the key tenets, if you will. As long as you can make sure your provider offers them, you can also be sure that you have made the right choice.
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