What do outages and data center downtime mean to you?

What do outages and data center downtime mean to you?

Does it mean that your phone system doesn't work?
Does it mean that you cannot bill your clients?
Does it mean that you cannot deliver your services?
Does it put you in a position to lose revenues, profits, or customers?

Data center downtime is not the only form of an outage, but it tends to be the most far-reaching. Most CIO strategy is built on the fact that a problem with enterprise data center can have the worst sort of impact on a business.

How do you avoid data center downtime?

Adopt a data center strategy that prioritizes your most important applications, like accounting, email and your line-of-business applications.
Figure out where you can place your computers to get the best power and cooling reliability, along with access to multiple telecom carriers. Often the best place is an outsource data center.
Put your most critical applications in an affordable colocation facility (ideally a hardened data center) with 99.995% uptime or better. Facilities like Lifeline Data Centers offer these high data center uptime levels for reasonable prices.
Build redundancy into your IT architecture using multiple firewalls, switches, servers and storage systems so you can withstand hardware failures.
Test, test, and test your ability to withstand power, cooling and hardware problems.

Want to improve your data center uptime? Call Lifeline Data Centers at 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.
Alex Carroll