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Can you build enough data center redundancy?

Can you build enough data center redundancy?  Most businesses today have little or no tolerance for downtime.  The cost of downtime is lost revenues, lost credibility and lost clients.  And the first step to avoid data center downtime is to house your critical systems  in a computer room with multiple power feeds, generators, UPS systems …

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Is colocation affordable for small business?

Recently the owner of a small business visited Lifeline Data Centers to talk about using our  outsource colocation facilities to house his money-making customer-facing systems.  He has had some outages in his main office.  Some of the data center downtime came from electrical problems in the building.  Some of the downtime came from his telecom …

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Affordable colocation is out there, even at 99.995% uptime

Affordable colocation is out there.  Clients can rent rack space at low rates and get things like: redundant UPS power conditioning systems generator backup air conditioning security fire suppression bandwidth and transport from a few companies But if your cost of data center downtime is high, you may be looking for affordable colocation facilities that …

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How important is a hardened data center facility?

One of the most critical factors in protecting your critical data and avoiding downtime is your data center’s ability to withstand natural or man-made disasters and acts of terrorism.  The term “hardened data center” is used to describe computer room facilities that are designed to withstand these catastrophes. The most common type of hardened data …

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Do you need a zero downtime data center?

Do you need a zero downtime data center?  Can you afford it? Most experts will tell you that the cost difference between 4 1/2 9’s and 5 9’s (the difference between 99.995 % uptime and 99.999 % uptime) is often too expensive to consider.  It is actually a math problem;  is your cost of downtime higher …

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What does downtime cost your company?

What does downtime cost your company? Have you assigned a hard dollar cost an hour of data center downtime? Is the loss of credibility with your prospects and customers more expensive than the hard dollars associated with an outage? There are resources to help you determine your costs of data center downtime.  Dave Patterson of …

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Rated-4 data center: avoiding downtime for your critical systems

Many companies use the Uptime Institute tiering system when planning to build or lease enterprise data center space. Companies ask vendors if they are a tier III or higher data center. What these companies are often concerned with is the uptime level they can expect from the vendor. If you consider data centers with 4 …

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Midwest colocation: the easy way to more uptime

Midwest colocation (outsource data center) is one of the simplest ways companies can drive more uptime from their critical systems, while at the same time reducing data center costs. One of our newest customers was tired of the chronic power outages in their office space.  They did not want to install a generator, because it …

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Moving? Outsource data center facilities may cost less than building your own

Is your company moving?  Leasing or buying new office space impacts the business in several ways.  One of the decisions a company must make is the decision whether to build a new enterprise data center or outsource data center facilities. The impact of critical computer system downtime to your business is the major factor in …

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