Disaster Recovery Journal, February 22nd, 2017
In today’s cloud era, there’s no good reason for a company to build a secondary data center when they are considering a data infrastructure and disaster recovery (DR) strategy. But, somehow, I still talk to CIOs who go through the process.
They might have seen the opportunity to acquire land in a remote part of the country, seeing it as a business opportunity due to the area’s real estate and utilities. There might be one network carrier serving the area and its connectivity levels promised to support the data center facility. Only after the building process was completed did the organization realize something critical: the facility’s cost-effective location put it out of range from certain services and offerings, ultimately building a fence around the company’s potential growth.
Clouds and colocation sites have completely changed the data center game. From carrier diversity to advanced disaster recovery services, the path to improving data center ROI hinges on accessing the latest and greatest breakthroughs in the space – and building a new physical site won’t lead a company down that path. Below are five ways to avoid building a new data center infrastructure and use hybrid DR options to the fullest extent.