Considering California for colocation?

If so, there are a few things you should consider before putting your primary or backup IT systems in colocation facilities located in California. From environmental threats to business taxation and regulation, California is one of the worst states for colocation.
ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS
California is home to a number of environmental threats including earthquakes, wildfires, coastal erosion and severe tidal conditions. As a result, rolling brownouts are common. With the uncertainty of power availability, there is a high probability of downtime for mission critical IT systems.BUSINESS TAXATION
According to the Tax Foundation’s 2010 Business Tax Climate Index, an indicator of the states’ tax systems that is most hospitable to business and economic growth ranks California 48 – one of the worst in the nation. With an unfavorable corporate tax structure, your business could be subject to unexpected costs.

REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
A recent study by the Small Business Administration found that the cost of regulation to the State of California was $493 billion, which equates to a third of the State’s gross product. This onerous regulatory environment is responsible for producing California’s inflated electric utility costs, which are some of the highest in the nation. For businesses with growing computing needs that are dependent on access to low cost sources of power, California is not a viable option for colocation.

IO designs, engineers and delivers highly reliable data center services that deliver to a 100% Uptime Service Level. IO’s data centers are located in geographic regions that are unaffected by major catastrophes, heavy business taxes or harsh regulatory environments and are the ideal location for all of your business’ colocation needs.

Learn more about IO’s colocation options and how you can keep your business always-on.

 

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“IO colocation provides the secure, always-on infrastructure that our customers require…”

Terry Williams, Vice President Managed Technology Services

 

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100% Uptime Service Level Agreement

IO is committed to attaining the service level objectives required for an always-on data center and offers a 100% uptime service level agreement on critical support infrastructure for customers that opt for a dual-corded environment.

 

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