Think about it.
How long can your business continue to operate in the event of an unplanned outage?
The 2023 FAA system outage, which resulted in widespread flight disruptions across the United States, demonstrated the importance of having a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. Such a plan can help organizations minimize the impact of unexpected events, such as power failures, cyber attacks, and natural disasters, on their operations. When a critical system such as the FAA’s air traffic control system goes down, it can significantly impact operations and affect many people.
A disaster recovery plan outlines the steps an organization needs to take to restore its critical systems and processes in the event of an interruption, ensuring that business can continue even in the face of adversity. Without a disaster recovery plan, organizations risk costly downtime, lost revenue, and damage to their reputation. Having a well-designed disaster recovery plan can help organizations quickly respond to outages and minimize the impact on their operations and customers. This includes having redundancies in place to ensure that critical systems continue to function even if one component fails, as well as regular testing and updates to ensure that the disaster recovery plan remains adequate.
In reality, most organizations don’t have a robust disaster and business continuity strategy. And if the worst happens, they’d struggle to restore normalcy.
Today, the internet, software, and data backups are at the heart of many business operations. The organizations come to a screeching halt if there’s a glitch in these resources.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Any serious business should have a solid disaster and business continuity plan. That way, they can continue to operate as usual in case of outages or natural calamities.
One of the best ways to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery in the face of adversity is to move your business operations to a colocation facility.
Colocation Data Center is Built for Safety from Ground Up
Colocation has found its way into many businesses’ must-haves in the wake of rising climate change-related catastrophes and climate change cases.
Still, many organizations are keen to ensure they build IT resilience. That way, they can continue operating even when interruptions occur.
According to International Data Corporations (IDC), IT resilience is the capacity to safeguard data during disruptions, respond to unplanned outages effectively, and fast-track data-oriented business initiatives.
Colocation provides the right environment for organizations to build IT resilience through networking, power, redundant IT framework, and a disaster-tolerant infrastructure.
Colocation data center supports disaster recovery and business continuity by providing reliable, secure, and redundant infrastructure to host an organization’s IT, mission-critical systems, and data. These facilities have multiple power and network connections, backup generators, and backup storage systems to ensure critical systems remain operational even during a disaster.
In addition, colocation data centers typically have disaster recovery procedures in place, such as regular backups, redundant systems and facilities, and remote access options, which can help organizations quickly recover from outages and continue operations with minimal disruption. The physical separation of data center facilities also helps mitigate the risk of a single disaster affecting multiple sites. By hosting their IT systems and data in a colocation data center, organizations can achieve higher levels of resilience and availability, reducing the risk of business interruption and helping to ensure the continuity of operations in the event of a disaster.
Volico Data Centers has taken steps to ensure our colocation data centers provide IT resilience to all our customers and, by extension, ensure business continuity.
For instance, our FLL1 – Fort Lauderdale data center is a category five hurricane-resistant facility with gas-based inert fire suppression. In addition, it uses 2N+X Smart-Grid redundant power and a 2N+X Smart-Grid redundant cooling infrastructure.
We build the data center from the ground up with survivability and reliability in mind. As a result, our customer’s businesses can continue to operate without hitches in case of an unplanned outage, natural disaster, power loss, etc.
On top of that, Volico offers a backup workspace for customers affected by a disaster.
Weather-related disasters can cause immense disruptions and losses. In 2022, for instance, the United States experience 18 weather and climate disaster events leaving a trail of $1 billion each to the economy.
With such stats migrating to a colocation data center is not only viable but a reliable strategy to keep things up and running during downtime. Besides, it allows you to save significant amounts of money you’d have spent building and maintaining an on-premise data center.
Side Note: You don’t want to partner with any data center. When choosing a colocation facility to help you with disaster recovery and business continuity, you want one with first-hand experience.
Why Data Center is a Reliable Data Recovery and Business Continuity Partner
Besides having colocation data centers that can handle extreme outages and downtimes, here’s why you should trust a data center colocation facility with your disaster recovery and business continuity.
- Redundant Infrastructure: Data centers have multiple power and network connections, backup generators, and backup storage systems, ensuring that critical systems remain operational even in the event of a disaster.
- Physical Security: Data centers have robust physical security measures such as biometric access, video surveillance, and secure cages to protect against unauthorized access, theft, and damage.
- Disaster Recovery Planning: Data centers have disaster recovery procedures in place, such as regular backups, redundant systems and facilities, and remote access options, which can help organizations quickly recover from outages and continue operations with minimal disruption.
- Expertise: Data center operators have the expertise to design, implement and manage complex IT infrastructure and systems, ensuring high levels of reliability and availability.
- Scalability: Data centers can scale their services to accommodate changing business needs, providing flexible solutions for organizations of all sizes.
By partnering with a data center, organizations can benefit from reliable and secure IT infrastructure, reducing the risk of business interruption and ensuring continuity of operations in the event of a disaster.
You’ll Save Money, A LOT of Money
Most small and medium-sized businesses don’t have the capacity to build a disaster-ready on-premises data center, let alone manage information and applications. Network equipment, power, real estate, and internet connectivity can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Partnering with Volico Data Center allows you to leverage a reliable IT infrastructure designed to ensure your disruptive disasters don’t get in the way of your business operations.
And the best part is we’ll help protect your data and guarantee business continuity at a reasonable cost.
We Provide Top-Notch Security
Volico Data Centers take the security of our customers seriously. Here’s what we’ve done in that regard.
- We have security personnel onsite round the clock.
- Any person accessing our facility must provide a valid photo ID
- You need a key card to use the elevator or access our data center floor
- You need a keycard and a biometric hand scan to access our colocation space
- We have installed surveillance cameras to monitor activities in our facilities
- On top of that, Volico Data Centers boast:
- Dual FPL Priority-1 Power Grids
- N+2 Generac Diesel Generators
- N+2 UPS Infrastructure
- 10MW expansion power capacity
- A three-point independent detection system
- Fire suppression with double interlock dry pipe pre-action
Boost Your Business Continuity and Data Recover with Volico Data Centers
You need to develop IT resilience to ensure business success. Natural disasters and downtimes can cost your organization massive losses in revenue and customers. And, if you don’t address disasters as soon as they happen, they could taint your brand image.
Volico Data Centers guarantees IT resilience to organizations of all sizes through our tailor-made solutions.
We have a team of skilled data center engineers readily available to help your company develop and roll out a business continuity and data recovery plan that can ensure uptime.
All our facilities are purpose-built to withstand extreme conditions to protect our customer’s IT infrastructure. And by limiting unauthorized access to our colocation floor, we ensure no insiders can comprise our systems.
Because business continuity and data recovery are integral to your business success, it’s high time you implement them in your organization, and Volico Data Centers can help you.
To get started, call us at or chat with one of our disaster recovery and business continuity experts to discuss a strategy that best suits your business.