What does data center downtime mean to your business?
I just spoke with an organziation that is considering Lifeline Data Centers’ wholesale colocation. The IT group had the chance to find out the impact of data center downtime last week when their rack of servers and IT equipment went dark. They sent me this picture of the faulty plug that caused it.
The impact of the downtime caused by this faulty plug was hard to estimate for them until it happened. Experiencing actual data center downtime helped the management team understand how it affects their business in a first-hand way.
If data center downtime is expensive for your organization, there are a many different ways to reduce risks. Power, cooling and telecommunications outages account for a majority of failures. Some companies use high reliability data center facilities, either via wholesale colocation or cloud computing. to reduce these risks Many use virtualization and replication technologies with real time fail over or quick recovery times in the event of a failure.
If data center uptime is critical to your organization’s success, consider your power, cooling and telecommunications risks. If you want to lower these risks, call the data center experts.