Disaster Recovery Colocation
Disaster Recovery (DR) is the establishment of policies and procedures to recover from the loss of data, which may result from failure of critical IT equipment or a catastrophic event or natural disaster. Although data centers are generally built to withstand extreme conditions, most enterprises that rely heavily on their IT infrastructure ensure that they have a way to recover from a catastrophic failure.
As part of a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), companies that host their critical IT equipment in-house, with a third-party data center, or with a cloud services, such as Amazon AWS, generally like to ensure that they have a "backup plan" in case of an extended outage that impacts their primary provider, or a catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, earthquake, or theft of critical equipment.
Although most data centers offer high levels of redundancy, it is impossible to guarantee that no data will ever be lost, or that an extended outage will never occur. In order to ensure no data loss, IT departments often colocate equipment at another data center. Important data is securely backed up to the secondary location, and the secondary location can be used as a location for failover if the primary location fails.
Flexible Disaster Recovery Colocation Options
In the spirit of offering some of the most flexible data center solutions available, Flex Data Center has created a unique Disaster Recovery Colocation service offering. We recognize that most of the time, secondary or failover data centers are not fully utilized -- but regardless of this, most data centers charge its tenants "full price" for Disaster Recovery Colocation. This can be very costly, and wasteful.
Instead, for those with power-efficient DR strategies who require more than 50kW of installed power at peak, we offer colocation services at up to 50% off of standard rates by only requiring DR customers to commit to 50% of installed power. We allow these clients to fully utilize installed power (subject to National Electric Code limitations) during an emergency situation at no extra charge. Please contact us for additional details on Disaster Recovery Colocation.