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Mix, Match and Interconnect Data Centers for Optimum Disaster Readiness

August 19, 2016

According to AccuWeather data, climate-related natural disasters have been increasing steadily since 1970 — including earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, storms, tropical cyclones, local storms, droughts and wildfires.

Whether a power outage prevents access to a place of business or a network connection is down, the result can be lost time and data which both negatively impact bottom lines. Ponemon Institute recently reported that the average cost of a data center outage in 2016 now stands at $740,357 which equates to $8,851 per minute of lost revenue.

Companies need to know they can maintain near-100% uptime, while keeping clients satisfied and data and applications safe.

Colocation with CyrusOne is an increasingly attractive option for enterprise Disaster Recovery because customers easily mix and match 30 relatively disaster-free geographic locales to create a customized DR platform that:

  • reduces overhead
  • increases operating efficiencies

delivers interconnectivity via CyrusOne National IX