Choosing the Right Data Center for Disaster Recovery Planning

    JANUARY 2011 – Choosing a facility designed to securely house a company’s computer systems, networking, and other technology components is a crucial decision for any business. Even one moment of network disruption can wreak havoc on revenue and customer relationships. Your business needs a robust and comprehensive disaster recovery plan to ensure that operations run smoothly in the event of a disaster. Data centers are an important component to any disaster recovery plan, serving to house not only your business’s core network and infrastructure operations, but also the people that run the organization.

    Data Foundry’s Mark Noonan describes nine key factors to consider when selecting a data center. These factors can serve as a foundation for evaluating a data center that will best meet your company’s IT needs and provide a solid disaster recovery component. With full consideration of these criteria, a management team can feel confident that the data center component of their disaster recovery plan can withstand any event that could threaten business operations.

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    About Data Foundry

    Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. The company's premier data centers are supported by experienced onsite technicians, security staff and customer support 24 X 7 X 365. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers in Texas and operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1.888.839.2794.

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