Holbrook notes that moving from traditional colocation is scary, but once it's done, he won't ever turn back. The flexibility of Datapipe's hybrid solutions allows his team to do significantly more for the business at less cost. No more worries about 24/7 staff coverage for high-end positions that are rarely used; no more dedicated networking or storage engineers; no concerns about physical or software updates or licensing; no stress over who has the skills to troubleshoot a complicated SAN or networking issue; no anxiety about expanding or upgrading Findly's infrastructure.
"Datapipe has it all covered, at a moment's notice," Holbrook says. "My team now focuses on making our systems more resilient, more secure and more scalable. We are nearly 100 percent proactive on making our systems better, vs. fighting the day-to-day fires that traditional colocation and in-house data centers require. We spend very little effort, and they maximize our infrastructure. It's a win-win solution."
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