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January 23, 2015

Don't Build Your Data Center on Shaky Ground

A string of recent mild earthquakes in Eastern Connecticut is causing business owners across the state to ask when and where future quakes can be expected to occur and whether they will compromise equipment and facilities.

January has indeed gotten off to a shaky start in Connecticut, as at least 12 earthquakes have been reported in the state. Eleven, for that matter, occurred in one week alone in the Plainfield area. While the earthquakes have been small for the most part, they are nonetheless disconcerting for businesses with low thresholds for downtime. As Gartner explains, downtime can cost a business as much as $300,000 per hour.

To many locals who didn’t even register a movement of the earth, this information comes as a surprise, especially as earthquakes are not as common in the Northeast as they are in other parts of the country. But earthquakes can arise unexpectedly, and can be one of the most destructive forces in nature when they strike.

In response to the recent increase in earthquakes across Connecticut, business owners statewide should be asking whether their company’s contact center is capable of withstanding such an event, and whether company resources can ensure continuity in case of one.

So, what’s the best way to protect your data center from the unexpected fury of Mother Nature? The best solution is to invest in a hosted data center services provider. Investing in hosted data center services will ensure that your facility remains up and running even if your business is affected by power outages, fires, floods or debris.

Apex managed IT services in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a local provider of hosted email, network monitoring, website hosting, online backup and cloud-based services. Click here to learn more about how Apex can help keep your business safe.

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