As I discussed in my most recent blog, some companies utilize a distributed data center approach to achieve redundancy, scalability and high availability as part of their plan for business continuity. It enables businesses to help mitigate disasters that can affect a company’s financial and operational performance while reducing network congestion and ensuring uptime. According to Gartner, the rapid increase of network connections and data associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) will spur this approach.

Whatever approach is selected in a business continuity strategy, companies that partner with a reliable colocation provider stand to benefit from the significant investment these providers make to build and maintain a world class data center. These facilities lay the infrastructure cornerstone for companies to  protect their brand and maintain customer loyalty, mitigate risk and ensure continuity of mission-critical operations. CenturyLink can support a broad spectrum of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions from multi-data center designs to cost-effective, cloud-enabled Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRAAS).

These solutions offer operational stability to minimize the effect of a disruption on a business and system retrieval to enable the recovery of its critical systems. They also reduce the risk of financial loss by maintaining standard operating procedures and continue providing services to clients to help them be confident in their ability to conduct business.

At CenturyLink, our team can assess, design, provision, validate and perform ongoing audit and fail over testing to help ensure continuous safeguarding companies’ systems and data. Plus, we enable businesses to meet compliance regulations by leveraging industry best practices.

Learn more about maintaining uptime and mitigating disasters by reading our white paper, “Superstorm-Proof Your IT Infrastructure: How To Achieve 100% Resiliency.”

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