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Disaster Recovery or Risk Mitigation?

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One of the first questions I get from most prospects is “What does FNTS provide for Disaster Recovery?”  The answer is: a lot.  But let me digress before tackling the answer in detail.

I always begin the conversation with “What kind of a data center facility are you in today?”  Often the answer is a small computer room in the basement of a building.

Just by having servers housed in our tier 4 facility, FNTS can erase many of the concerns customers have about business continuity, resiliency, and recovery.  By virtue of utilizing our facility, customers are in a building that was designed to withstand 200+ mph winds and 150 mph impacts. We have multiple telecommunications carriers in the facility to provide redundancy for business critical communications.

Power is always a concern so we have multiple points of entry from dual power grids into the facility.  In case the utility were to fail, we have multiple diesel generators on site and Rotary Based UPS to bridge any gaps to the generators.  The entire power configuration is 2n meaning it is completely redundant.  All environmental systems (cooling) are also completely redundant, important for keeping the high heat generating equipment cooled at all times.  We use smoke and fire detection in all rooms as well.

The last added benefit is security.  We have guards onsite 24×7 and use card scanners and biometrics to limit access to critical areas. FNTS is

So after explaining this setup to most prospects, they usually come the conclusion that simply having mission critical applications in our facility mitigates risk exponentially.  At FNTS we take risk mitigation seriously.

Back to the Disaster recovery question… in case our facility doesn’t allay all fears, we do have a second data center in the Chicago area, where we are able to replicate critical data and recover in hours on equipment that is duplicated from production. Your data is important, therefore I believe mitigating risk is the first step in Disaster Recovery, how about you?