As far as physical resources go, your data center may be the most important in your business.
Even as the cloud has driven down the cost of IT services, the data center has not diminished in importance – quite the opposite. No matter what software or resources you plan to deliver, it all happens within your data center.
A brief downtime can have a significant impact on your business. Prolonged downtimes of more than an hour may cost you thousands or even millions of dollars. Yet, it would be impossible to fully harden your data center against everything that could happen to it.
IT experts are called on to make balanced decisions with far-reaching consequences.
It’s important to zoom in on the number one risk.
And what is that? Power loss.
In an Unpredictable World, Manage Your Energy Supply Proactively to Protect Your Data Center
Even a small data center stands out as a huge user of energy. Not only does it need to furnish power to all your equipment, but an enormous amount of cooling technology. A cascade failure can take place if even one device has problems with its heat sinks or fans.
Bay Area power stands out as both expensive and increasingly unreliable, making the situation even more precarious. But your data center doesn’t need to be at the mercy of PG&E. No matter what the weather, season, or situation with your utility, you have options.