Understanding data center downtime
Downtime is one of the biggest challenges IT departments face in maintaining business critical services. Downtime can result from electrical outages, overheating due to overworked cooling systems, or acts outside of anyone’s control (force majeure).
Part of the value proposition of carrier neutral data centers, like Data Cave, is to significantly reduce downtime. This is done by providing redundancy in all critical aspects of the facility.
- Redundant electrical paths to every key piece of equipment
- Redundant air conditioning and chilled water plants
- Redundant fiber optic connections to carrier hotels
Of course, downtime can come from a number of different sources. An electrical fire can shut down systems. A car crash into a utility pole can shut down systems. Your site can be down because another site you rely on for payment processing goes down.
In summary: it’s very difficult to create no-single point of failure.
By building a highly redundant, fault tolerant, infrastructure, Data Cave enables its customers to not worry about downtime. In fact, Data Cave easily maintains 99.995% uptime – which means less than 4 minutes per year of total downtime of any critical systems.
Your IT equipment is safe and secure at Data Cave. You can contact us here. Email us at email@example.com, or call us at 866-514-2283 and let us show you how Data Cave’s robust infrastructure will exceed your expectations.