Imagine getting a call from the offsite data center you use informing you that your mission-critical applications have been destroyed or seriously compromised due to a fire at the facility…or a natural disaster…or a security breach or break-in. The damages from such a catastrophe can be immensely expensive and could even put you out of business.
Many companies that host their essential applications on the cloud are unaware that not all data is protected equally. The fact is, your applications are only as secure as the safeguards instituted to protect them. Today IT directors concerned about security, redundancy and connectivity are foregoing the Tier 1 route, which offers minimal data protection, and turning to Tier III data centers, which have emerged as a more thorough and all-encompassing hosting solution and with less expense than you may think.
Tier III data centers are structured with enhanced efficiencies, while keeping budgets in check. These data centers offer built-in N+1 redundant UPS and backup power generators, as well as fully redundant cooling, along with fire detection and suppression. They also provide around-the-clock physical security in addition to state of the art technological safeguards.
A Tier III environment guarantees 99.982% access to data. At the same time it provides redundant telecom providers with 24/7 on-site presence of technical personnel who are dedicated to hardware monitoring and systems management. Tier III also ensures multiple independent distribution paths serving your IT equipment. All IT equipment is dual-powered and fully compatible with the topology of a site’s architecture. Plus, the environment is also fully compliant with the most stringent regulatory requirements.
View the requirements of data center tiers in this table:
|– Single non-redundant distribution path serving the IT equipment
– Non-redundant capacity components
– Basic site infrastructure with expected availability of 99.671%
|– Meets or exceeds all Tier 1 requirements
– Redundant site infrastructure capacity components with expected availability of 99.741%
|– Meets or exceeds all Tier 2 requirements
– Multiple independent distribution paths serving the IT equipment
– All IT equipment must be dual-powered and fully compatible with the topology of a site’s architecture
– Concurrently maintainable site infrastructure with expected availability of 99.982%
Cloud services hosted in a Tier III data center will help prevent data loss or a security breach. Make sure your critical data is safe and secure. Contact Data Storage today.