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  • Prevents the situation where a server must be replaced that is still being depreciated for example in a faster than anticipated growth situation need to upgrade HW.
  • Types of data protection solutions through colocation

    1. 1. <ul><li>Types Of Data Protection Solutions Through Colocation </li></ul>
    2. 2. Is Using A Colocation Center More Affordable Than Running Your Own Data Centers? <ul><li>Many organizations operate under the mistaken belief that keeping a data center in house is cheaper than moving the equipment to a colocation center. </li></ul><ul><li>In reality, even most large corporations can’t afford to deploy the level of safeguards needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Server management must excel in specific critical areas to ensure seamless and continuous data protection. </li></ul><ul><li>Few internal data centers can claim success in all areas, ultimately leading to loss of time and revenue. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Increasing Guaranteed Uptime <ul><li>The 99.99% uptime that most data centers </li></ul><ul><li>boast sounds impressive, but means that </li></ul><ul><li>systems could be down for up to 9 hours per </li></ul><ul><li>year. </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses can’t afford for systems to be </li></ul><ul><li>down for even a few minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>99.99% is not good enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Successful colocation centers should strive </li></ul><ul><li>for 100% uptime using multiple techniques. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Network Traffic <ul><li>Network traffic is a common point of failure of server infrastructure management. </li></ul><ul><li>Most corporate servers and even many colocation center facilities have only one point of entry connecting the building’s internal network to the corporate WAN or the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Failing paths due to network traffic jams or physical damage can cut off the entire server from the outside. </li></ul><ul><li>A reliable infrastructure can increase guaranteed uptime. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple entry points and redundant networks minimize the chance servers will be unavailable to users. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Backup Power Source <ul><li>When a server loses power suddenly, the abrupt shutdown can leave corrupt data sometimes requiring a full system restore. </li></ul><ul><li>Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units protect data, but the purpose of a UPS is to allow a computer to shut down gracefully rather than crashing. </li></ul><ul><li>Colocation centers using diesel generators and automated switches allow the facility to keep servers running in the event of a lengthy power failure. </li></ul><ul><li>Data centers can also utilize multiple generators to extend the reliability of the system, allowing uninterrupted service even if the power should fail while one of the generators is being serviced. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Physical And Data Security <ul><li>Colocation center facilities have the resources to deploy a level of protection many small and mid-sized companies can afford. </li></ul><ul><li>Colocation center facilities can protect data in an additional way: physical security. </li></ul><ul><li>Data centers routinely protect themselves against data center intrusions such as viruses, trojans and hackers. </li></ul><ul><li>Automated software scans, hardware firewalls and personnel protocols greatly reduce the chance of data being corrupted or stolen. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Data Protection And Surveillance <ul><li>Intruders use confidence games, social engineering, or even a simple crowbar to break into data centers and steal the computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses can’t often afford the video surveillance, professional 24-hour security staff and physical barriers required to truly protect their servers from physical intrusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Colocation center facilities provide the necessary protection and surveillance of a company’s data. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Disaster Preparedness <ul><li>The most common threat to data centers is fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Stock smoke detectors and fire extinguishers do not provide the protection computers need. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s critical to ensure the colocation uses fire suppression systems which won’t damage electronics. </li></ul><ul><li>For larger natural disasters, colocation center facilities offer a level of protection and isolation few private businesses can afford. </li></ul><ul><li>Major disasters require major protection from colocation centers like high-capacity surge suppressers and seismic isolators. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Studies show that as much as 8% of global power generated is used in data centers. </li></ul><ul><li>Colocation center providers take advantage of the centralized nature of their operations to adopt energy-saving techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>The EPA recently published a report stating that, if left unchecked, data center energy consumption threatens to cost the public and private sector $7.4 billion in annual electricity costs by 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Using colocation center facilities that share and divide resources, and understand the complexities of building energy efficient data centers , not only saves money, but takes a step toward solving a very serious global problem. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Professional, Dedicated Talent <ul><li>Colocation managed services give even the smallest companies access to a team of highly trained IT professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Colocation center managers know how to find the right people and keep them trained at the leading edge of rapidly changing technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>The IT infrastructure is constantly monitored and in the unlikely event a problem occurs, it will be handled quickly and efficiently before it becomes a crisis. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Prospective colocation center candidates must meet the critical for data protection and security. </li></ul><ul><li>Colocation candidates should also be SAS 70 certified; meaning they’ve passed rigorous auditing to verify their operational controls work as expected. </li></ul><ul><li>Colocation center technology and colocation managed services provide the efficiency, reliability and security for data protection needs. </li></ul>
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