Data center location can have a good impact on the performance of a business. It has a significant role in reducing latency. Data requires time to travel from one point to another so the distance between the two i.e. origin of request and the response will determine the speed at which the data travels. The closer the distance, lower will be the latency. Speed is the most critical requirement for a website in today’s competitive business world.
Distance becomes crucial when the client requires accessing their hardware for configuring or increasing the capacity. If the data center is not within proximity the server administrators may find it difficult to commute and this could delay and effect the business performance.
Power and network connectivity are two critical requirements of a data center
. Without a reliable connectivity and constant power, the purpose of a data center is defeated. A central geographic region gives efficient access to power grids and typically the power sub-stations are in the vicinity. This could be a major hindrance if the data center is remotely located. The data center should be close to the location of your target audience for faster response times and lower latency.