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    What’s The Real Cost of Data Center Downtime?

    Josh Schaap
    May 06, 2016

    Ever experienced that sinking feeling when you check in on your 401k only to find that it’s been slowly hemorrhaging your future away for the past six months? Financial advisors will, of course, tell you to hold tight, play the long game and wait out the ups and downs. That’s a good strategy when you’ve got years until retirement, but it’s not a particularly helpful approach when you’re running a data center.

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    Study Shows Enterprise Data Centers Experience More Downtime Than Co-location Centers

    RJ Tee
    March 13, 2015

    Many organizations are struggling with the question of whether to outsource their data center infrastructure and operations to a managed colocation center. But as a data center professional, you know that this move would be harmful for your organization. Your goal is to keep your network in-house, under your close supervision. In fact, your job depends on it.

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    Every Strong Customer Application Is Backed by a Healthy Server

    Josh Schaap
    February 04, 2015

    Your customer has been trying to get your application to work for about 10 minutes. But the application just won’t load since your main server is experiencing power-related downtime. As a result, the customer can’t complete his or her order. What will your customer do as a result of your application downtime? Chances are likely that he or she will seek out a competitor that can provide a working application. This means your company will lose out on this business transaction, and potentially the customer’s trust in your company.

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    The Five Biggest Costs of Data Center Downtime

    Josh Schaap
    January 21, 2015

    Data center downtime is one of the most expensive—and deadly—threats facing IT professionals today. The overall cost of downtime can range from thousands of dollars per minute to hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour, depending on the size and severity of the outage.