Tag: business continuity

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Business Continuity Planning: The Distributed Data Center Approach (Part Two)

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 … Read more…

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Business Continuity Planning: The Distributed Data Center Approach

The terms “disaster recovery” and “business continuity” often are used interchangeably when applied to the data center industry. Though both terms describe areas that need to be addressed by businesses and colocation providers, disaster recovery is only part of business … Read more…

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Active-active vs. Active-passive: Which Data Center Architecture has the Advantage for Disaster Recovery? – Part 2

As I noted in part one of this blog, active-active and active-passive data center architectures are often used in businesses’ disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Without such plans in place, companies may face outages which hurt them financially while … Read more…

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Active-active vs. Active-passive: Which Data Center Architecture has the Advantage for Disaster Recovery? – Part 1

Companies in multiple industries continue to utilize colocation for their mission-critical IT infrastructure and data due to the scalability, reliability, resiliency and security it provides. It enables them to enjoy increased bandwidth, higher network speed and connectivity, carrier diversity, remote … Read more…

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Partners in Innovation

Silicon Valley leads the nation as a region conducive to supporting successful start-up and global technology companies. In fact, Silicon Valley tech companies’ total GDP (gross domestic product) exceeds $535 billion and the area supports between 14,000 and 19,000 active … Read more…

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Ensuring ROI and Maximizing Uptime: A Panel Discussion

The cost of an unplanned data center outage can be as much as $9,000 per minute, and outages cost enterprises an astounding $700 billion per year. IT professionals have their hands full with this issue, especially because an estimated 70 … Read more…

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Data Center Strategies: Predicting the Unpredictable in Scalability (#1 in Series)

Many things in life are unpredictable: the weather, the economy, the outcome of sporting events and more. In fact, as the wise character Remy in the Disney movie “Ratatouille” said, “The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.” Though … Read more…

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Calculate Your Data Center Cost Savings

Growing is a part of life, whether it’s going through the inevitable aging process or expanding our measurements – both vertically and horizontally. Preparing for that growth isn’t always possible, but the business world has to be prepared for growth … Read more…