Enterprise data centers process and store massive amounts of critical information. Data center technology is rapidly advancing, but there still remains room for error, and room for outages. Even a short outage can result in the loss of thousands of dollars and compromise hundreds of files. How do enterprises avoid costly outages?
The Ponemon Institute reports the cost of the average data center outage increased to $704,357 in 2015. One minute of an outage can cost more than $8,000 alone, and the maximum downtime cost can exceed $2 million. Aside from monetary loss, a data center outage can result in security breaches and loss of critical information. UPS system failure is listed as the number one cause of outages, but cybercrime is the quickest growing cause for outages, rising 20 percent from 2010 to 2015.
The best way to avoid outages is to use the best security and maintenance methods. Staying up-to-date on the best data security and hardware protocol may difficult for some enterprise IT departments, but working with a certified IT asset manager guarantees all bases are covered for data center management.
HOBI International, Inc. is a R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 certified IT asset management company, and uses the best practices in full-scale data center management, including installation, security, device management and end-of-life services. HOBI’s techniques minimize the chances of a costly outage.