By implementing a data centre solution clients gain access to a higher level of network power and bandwidth at a lower cost than traditional networks. In addition, by nature data centre solutions provide reliable operation (99.9% uptime), secure monitoring, environmental monitoring and cooling/heat management. Either renting space in IT Basecamp's data centre for dedicated equipment, or by renting IT Basecamp’s equipment, clients achieve financially viable options without the need to establish and maintain extensive in-house network infrastructure. This reduced strain on business to maintain a corporate network infrastructure leaves business leaders free to focus on the business itself.
We are proud to offer an established, functional data centre solution at a price point that matches or betters offerings from bigger players. Brad Lilly, Managing Director, IT Basecamp
IT Basecamp’s data centre is an established, stable and mature facility. First established in 2004, it has a capacity of 120 terabytes of disk space across three locations using VMWare Enterprise High Availability clusters. Fully redundant networks are achieved using Extreme Network's switching and Juniper/Fortinet firewalls and edge routers. Clients, currently numbering over 700, are charged for space in the data centre by the amount of RAM used, making use of the facility as economical as possible. The IT Basecamp data centre environment is part of the world-class Sydney Equinix Sy1 and Sy4 facilities, located in Mascot and Alexandria and connected by dark fibre.
Software licencing remains an important part of running a network. Using a data centre solution, clients have the option to spread the costs of licencing by opting for a monthly licencing cost rather than having to buy licences outright. For example, VMWare charges for the amount of time spent using RAM per month in a virtual machine; Microsoft charges by time spent using the software per month; VMWare charges by the amount of RAM used per month.