Ten years after the blackout of 2003 took out 50 million people’s electricity – from Michigan around the Great Lakes and to the East Coast – and a few weeks after a single data center outage took down one million websites, the question remains… Is there any way to ensure “always on” businesses in 2013?
After all, the power grid is, in essence, one large machine – with moving parts across the country. While monitoring and preventive measures have been put in place to avoid power outages – the fact is, there’s no way to oversee all of the moving parts – and no way to predict when (or if) the next outage will occur.
In fact, there is evidence to show that in spite of the cautionary tale that was a major, crippling outage – power outages have actually INCREASED over the past ten years.
In the five years following the 2003 outage, the U.S. Energy department measured a 69% increase in power outages while the number of U.S. power outages affecting 50,000 or more consumers more than doubled.
The fact remains, while steps are taken to prevent the kind of cascading outages that happened in 2003, aging infrastructure and a lack of investment to keep equipment up-to-date makes outages not only a possibility, but a probability.
There’s no way to make sure the power doesn’t go out – but for your critical business applications there are steps to take to make sure that your business stays up and no matter what mother nature (or the U.S. power grid) throws at you. SecureData 365’s data center services not only offer redundancies in power and Internet suppliers that ensure you’re always up and available – but should the worst happen, our generators will run for days, weeks, or months if needed.
And in case you were wondering – SecureData 365 rests on the AEP power grid that was NOT impacted by the 2003 outage. Businesses and organizations from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and New York depend on SecureData 365. That includes healthcare institutions where staying up is literally life and death.
So while we may not be able to keep your ice cream cold during the next blackout, your heart can remain warm knowing your business is in safe hands.
Partnership Puts World-Class Solutions Within Reach for SME Businesses
(August 12, 2013) Canton, Ohio – Today SecureData 365 and WebHouse announced that SecureData’s Canton facility will host a storage and disaster recovery environment specifically developed for small-to-medium sized (SME) businesses. By leveraging NetApp’s leading cloud storage solutions, WebHouse’s expertise, and SecureData’s world-class facilities, SMEs now have an opportunity to receive state-of-the-art disaster recovery and cloud storage solutions at a price they can afford.
“We’re providing businesses access to a NetApp infrastructure without making another hardware and software investment,” explains Bernie Cesareo, Vice President for WebHouse. “Backup of critical systems and applications is much more affordable by providing it by the terabyte in a shared environment.”
Experts in NetApp storage (an acknowledged leader in the storage space) WebHouse is highly relied upon by NetApp to help test and deploy their solutions. Being New York based with offices in Ohio, WebHouse is highly adept at supporting companies where 100% uptime, seamless operations, and security are critical.
SecureData 365 and WebHouse’s new environment enable businesses to have either their primary or secondary storage located offsite in SecureData 365’s Canton location, leveraging the redundancies (power, Internet, etc.) and “always up” capabilities of SecureData.
“We’re making available best of breed cloud storage and backup solutions to businesses of all sizes at an affordable rate,” said Michael Campanelli, Vice President at SecureData 365. “We’ve created a NetApp environment that is supported by the same infrastructure and data center that Fortune 500 firms rely upon, can make business continuity a reality for all businesses.”
About WebHouse Inc
WebHouse Inc is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) focusing on data storage solutions. WebHouse’s focus is on data storage hardware, software and cloud options. As a leading solution provider with expertise in internal clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds, WebHouse can design solutions for small to medium business as well as large scale enterprise solutions. For over sixteen years WebHouse has been providing their customers the best in cost savings with a combination of cutting edge solutions using established reliable technology. Visit WebHouse online at www.webhse.com.
About SecureData 365
SecureData 365 is a premier, state-of-the-art data center located in Canton Ohio. Designed from the ground-up to deliver unwavering power and connectivity thanks to multiple redundant systems, SecureData 365 offers the stability and reliability required by enterprise clients. The region’s Fortune 2000 organizations are quickly recognizing that the unique combination of facility, people, and service offerings make SecureData 365 the preeminent choice for data center services in the Midwest. Visit SecureData online at www.securedata365.com.