By now, most people know that downtime can cost your business a lot of money, whether you have an internal or external data center. But, what people don’t realize is how much it really costs if your system goes down for even a minute. According to the Ponemon Institute:

Why your business should care about data center downtimeThe average cost of data center downtime across industries was approximately $5,600 per minute in 2010. This increased to $7,900 per minute in 2013 – a 41% increase.

Can you imagine how much that would cost you, both from a hard and soft cost perspective, if you had downtime for even 10 minutes?

At Lifeline, we place a lot of importance on making sure this doesn’t happen. That’s one of the big reasons we’re a Rated-4 data center, which means we have the highest uptime possible across industry standards (99.995% uptime). Whether you’re handling your data protection internally or have an outsourced resource, you should try to adhere to these standards to make sure your data is protected to the greatest extent.

For more information on the consequences of data center downtime, check out this recent article in Baseline.

If you’d like to learn more about why you should outsource your data center, download our white paper, 8 Reasons Companies Outsource Their Primary Data Center:

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Rich Banta

Rich Banta

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Rich is responsible for Compliance and Certifications, Data Center Operations, Information Technology, and Client Concierge Services. Rich has an extensive background in server and network management, large scale wide-area networks, storage, business continuity, and monitoring. Rich is a former CTO of a major health care system. Rich is hands-on every day in the data centers. He also holds many certifications, including: CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor CRISC – Certified in Risk & Information Systems Management CDCE – Certified Data Center Expert CDCDP – Certified Data Center Design Professional