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The Role of Data Centers in Business Continuity

Written by  Michael Boccardi

Can your business afford downtime? While the obvious, likely answer is “no,” the more important question is, “Has your business clearly defined the true cost of significant downtime?” We are not just talking about an hour without Internet access or a half-day without your server. We’re talking about significant business interruptions such as natural disasters or internal data breaches that compromise sensitive client information and can last a week or longer, leaving you without access to your critical systems and data. The type that can negatively impact not only day-to-day operations, but employee morale, customer confidence, and bottom lines. The truth is that significant downtime and the inability to service your customers can jeopardize the survival of a company. While business continuity planning is vital to the long-term success of any company, the time and resources required to effectively complete the process often leave many firms, either opting out entirely or