What is the role of a datacenter?

Published on February 10, 2023 by Laure - Updated on 14 mai 2024 à 14H04

A datacenter is an infrastructure that houses IT systems and associated components such as telecommunications and storage systems. It is used to store, manage and process large quantities of data on behalf of customers. The NFrance datacenter offers customers secure access to their data stored in the cloud, while reducing the costs associated with maintaining the physical infrastructure.

What is a datacenter?

A datacenter is made up of serversservers storage solutions and networks. It also includes security equipmentequipment air conditioningair conditioning power management and supervision tools. Data center architectures are generally designed to enable rapid restart of servers and Services, minimizing service interruptions. They also include backups and disaster recovery solutions. From security features such as fire suppression systems, video surveillance cameras and access control measures also help protect the infrastructure against unauthorized access or damage.


How does a data center work?

A datacenter offers virtual servers or physical servers connected internally and externally via network and communication equipment in order tostorage, transfer andaccess. Each server includes a processor, storage space and memory.

To provide quality bandwidth and adapt it to the needs of each customer, NFrance is its own own operator. It has its own own AS (autonomous system) NFrance AS15826. It also has LIR (Local Internet Registery) (Local Internet Registery), and member of RIPE (Its network loop is made up of a School Principal and 2 secondary datacenters, all located in Toulouse in the Occitanie region of France. Its network is interconnected with renowned transit operators Cogent, Zayo and Orange. This guarantees high availability to its customers.

boucle reseau datacenter NFrance
boucle reseau datacenter NFrance

NFrance datacenters: network loop diagram

Security at the heart of datacenter architecture

The datacenter security is a major issue for companies seeking to store and manage their data in the cloud. Infrastructure architecture must include measures to prevent data leakage due to inappropriate access control or malicious user activity, physical intrusions, malware and other threats. In addition, it should provide monitoring capabilities to detect any suspicious activity in the cloud environment.

securité datacenter NFrance
securité datacenter NFrance


To combat these actions, NFrance provides measures such as :

  • encryption
  • authentication protocols
  • anti-DDos protection
  • firewalls to protect sensitive information.

By owning its own datacenter, we can guarantee you secure data hosting in the Occitanie Region, France. What's more, by being certifiedISO 27001 certification for its public cloud hosting and infrastructure services at its School Principal datacenter, NFrance joins a select group of national companies to have received this certification. This certification testifies to the solidity and reliability of its Services.

Hosting solutions from NFrance

  • Public or hybrid cloud hosting

    By opting for this type of hosting, you benefit from a shared infrastructure (Public Cloud) infrastructure, with or without dedicated physical servers, giving you flexibility to adapt to your changing needs in terms of Resources and availability (scalability of our virtual machines and racks).

  • Private cloud hosting

    NFrance provides you with a dedicated cloud infrastructure that meets stringent performance and security requirements. Your technical architecture is customized and adapted to your needs.



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