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Disaster Recovery: Using Colocation for a Sound and Economic

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  1. Disaster Recovery Using Colocation for a Sound and Economical Strategy

  2. Disaster Recovery Using Colocation for a Sound and Economical Strategy Disaster recovery planning continues as priority initiative for all businesses However all kinds of solutions exist Focus of this article is using colocation data center Use a colocation facility rather than setting own disaster recovery site in a remote location Safeguard operations by migrating companies to a colocation service provider Equipment that is housed off-site is a good colocation solution for disaster recovery Organization will have access to a data center for housing own network, servers and storage equipment

  3. Disaster Recovery Using Colocation for a Sound and Economical Strategy Advantages of Colocation for Disaster Recovery Moving equipment to a remote location will reduce overhead and increase operating efficiencies However, considering colocation as disaster recovery solution, the migration decision becomes much easier to make Many providers offer managed service model, this type of service strategy makes sense in certain situation. However a colocation model has definite advantage for disaster recovery Outsourced operation means giving up some control You’re dependent on your outsourcing provider to manage operating expertly, even when disaster strikes In colocation, you still maintain control over all hardware, software, communications and other issues Only difference is data center is in a different location

  4. Disaster Recovery Using Colocation for a Sound and Economical Strategy Evaluating Security Features of a Colocation Facility Inspect the site in person Evaluate the generator situation - determine how many generators are in place, they’re location and accessibility Check UPS rooms to check overall efficiency and protection Check facilities security – confirm around-the-clock monitoring cameras, video, security and surveillance personnel Check if facility is SAE16 compliant – security features will most likely have an excellent disaster recovery solution

  5. Disaster Recovery Using Colocation for a Sound and Economical Strategy Location of a Colocation Facility Use a colocation facility in close proximity to your organization Close proximity allows quick access to colocation facility Using colocation facility for disaster recovery is a sound and economical decision

  6. Disaster Recovery Using Colocation for a Sound and Economical Strategy CyrusOne Guaranteed Performance Delivering 100% uptime Service Level Agreement Guaranteed performance through distributed redundant power architecture • Maintain one leg at 2N while opting to use another in an N+1 or other configuration • Use of multiple parallel transformers with multiple parallel underground utility feeds • Seamless power continuity and 100 percent uptime • Increase availability and efficiency of customer’s business apps and safeguarding data in highly secure data center regardless of disaster events

  7. About the author Nicole Aguillard is marketing director for CyrusOne, a global enterprise colocation provider operating 23 highly secure data centers across the United States, London and Singapore. Learn more about Disaster Recovery by visiting our website.