Data center downtime: how much can you take?

How much data center downtime can your company take?

What is the cost of downtime?
How many hours would it take for the company leadership to be concerned? Cost: discomfort.
How long would it take for your customers to start complaining? Cost: grave concern.
How many hours before your customers turn to your competition to serve their needs? Cost: real revenues and profits.

Most large companies evaluate how much downtime they can take per computer application. The customer-facing ordering system may be more important than the accounting system it feeds, but less important than e-mail. Companies create a matrix of applications and levels of criticality. They use this matrix to develop their data center requirements. If 99.995% uptime (28 minutes of downtime per year or less) is required, many companies outsource the computer room facilities to affordable colocation facilities.
These computer room offer data center power redundancy, cooling redundancy, and data center certifications. An ever-growing list of federal and state regulations is driving many companies to outsource computer room facilities as an easy way to “make the grade.”

Companies have lots of choices when it comes to outsource data center. Many savvy companies prefer wholesale colocation. Wholesale colocation offers floor/rack space, power and cooling. Some wholesale colocation facilities are high availability, carrier neutral data centers that offer a unique ability to deliver easy-to-change configurations and access to multiple telecommunications carriers with no cross connect fees.

Need better reliability in your computer systems? Need to reduce your downtime? Talk to the high uptime data center professionals at Lifeline Data Centers, 317.423.2591.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.