Choosing a Data Center for Disaster Recovery

Choosing a Data Center for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery plans are essential for businesses to keep their operations protected. There are different ways to structure backup servers based on the needs of the business and the available budget. Using colocation facilities for disaster recovery is increasingly...

The True Cost of Data Center Downtime

Data center downtime and outages affect every business and can be extremely costly. Choosing the right data center provider and the facility can minimize outage risk and keep mission-critical processes running. IT infrastructure efficiency and reliability are...

What Are Data Center Tiers and Why Do They Matter?

Data center tiers are used to classify the capacity and quality of a data center facility. They act as a measure for customers to assess the suitability of a data center to their needs. In order to categorize data center facilities, the Uptime Institute – an authority...
Why is Ashburn known as “Data Center Alley?”

Why is Ashburn known as “Data Center Alley?”

Introduction to Data Center Alley Based in Loudoun County, Virginia, Ashburn’s Data Center Alley is the top data center market in North America. Just a stone’s throw from Washington, DC, it forms an integral part of the Dulles Technology Corridor.  With...

The Basics of Demarcation

A Little Definition When a colocation customer needs to connect to another company, such as a network service provider, or a cloud service provider, the two companies must be connected by what the industry calls a “Cross Connect” which is a physical...