Small business, small towns, small groups – the relationships built in the “small” are the most powerful because they’re the most intimate. In “small” settings, you get seen. You stand out.
One of FIBERTOWN’s data centers is located in Bryan, Texas, a small city with about 90, 000 people. Bryan is about 100-170 miles from Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. It’s also located very close to College Station, a slightly larger city, giving the Bryan-College Station area a population around 250,000.
FIBERTOWN deliberately chose the small city of Bryan, Texas as a site for one of its colocation centers. Our team knows to not count out small-town data centers. Here’s why.
Benefits of Colocation Centers
Before we delve deeper into why “small” is a “big” reason to choose FIBERTOWN for data protection, we’re reminding you of the benefits of colocation centers. The prefix “co” means together, jointly, and sharing.
So, a colocation center is a shared location. It houses servers being used by many other businesses. These companies share the space and services provided by the colocation center. In doing this, companies reduce their costs.
Without a colocation site, businesses need to build and maintain their own data centers, as well as staff them. As you can imagine, that’s an expensive prospect and, frankly, not one many companies can afford.
Besides cost, the level of protection provided by a colocation center is another benefit. At FIBERTOWN, our data centers have N + 1 power supply, onsite generators, a backup fuel supply, priority access to emergency fuel, UPS capacity available, smoke monitoring systems, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) 125 fire-suppression gas, and much more.
The best part of all of these features…our FIBERTOWN team manages them. As our customer, you focus on your business, and we focus on keeping your business’s IT running..
A final, very important note about colocation centers – they allow your data to exist offsite of your business. This is critical. If your building and hardware are destroyed due to fire or a weather event, your business can move forward because your data is stored securely at our colocation center. It’s risk management at its finest.
(You also may want to read about how we protect our clients’ data during tornadoes and hurricanes.)
Bryan, Texas Data Center is Situated Perfectly
Bryan, Texas is the ideal distance from four big cities. Bryan is about 90 miles northwest of Houston, 170 miles northeast of San Antonio, 100 miles east of Austin, and 170 miles south of Dallas. One these metro areas is probably home to your business.
Bryan’s distance from these booming areas is advantageous for a few reasons. One, as we discussed in the previous section, storing your data in an alternative location, away from your physical building(s), is a great idea. It puts literal space between your data and any disasters affecting your business at home.
But, not too much distance. Bryan, Texas is relatively close to these four metro areas. If employees from your company need to visit our Bryan-College Station Data Center, it’s a doable drive.
At FIBERTOWN, we offer disaster recovery services AND business continuity office space. Bryan’s distance from San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas make these offerings viable for many companies based in these metro areas. Don’t let a disruption stop your employees from having a safe place to work.
Also note, our FIBERTOWN Bryan, Texas Data Center has access to two separate, geographically diverse, frequently tested utility substations. Its primary substation also feeds the utility
Our colocation center is strategically located to provide customers an offsite location for their IT infrastructure, but close enough to make a day trip.
In the opening paragraphs, we addressed the “bigness” of being small. When you choose data centers in smaller cities like Bryan, Texas, you get the benefits of small town life. Our FIBERTOWN team knows YOU. We learn about your business and your team. Because of this, we serve you better.
Our team is able to be nimble, adapting to your needs quickly. If you want to know a great example, check out this article about how we helped Centennial Arts, a website and development firm, move quickly to our colocation site during Winter Storm Uri in 2021. A small, expert team like ours can adjust fast, and that nimbleness is required in businesses and events that move at the speed of light.
Furthermore, we allow for custom contracts. It’s one more example of being nimble. At FIBERTOWN, we don’t make you fit in a box or “do it how it’s always been done.”
Why FIBERTOWN’s Bryan, Texas Data Center
We at FIBERTOWN recognize the power in small-town business. Big businesses, perhaps like yours, enjoy benefits because our Bryan, Texas Data Center is located in a small city.
You get to situate your companies in the metro areas where the workers and supply chains are. All the while, your data is stored securely offsite by a team of experts and in facilities designed for this purpose. FIBERTOWN’s colocation center in Bryan, Texas is away from the coast, protecting it (and your data) from the brunt of hurricanes. But, we’re in driving distance.
Plus, we relish in “small.” It allows us to be nimble – move fast, provide custom offers – and that’s a benefit to our customers.