Considering Texas for colocation?
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, tornadoes are most common in spring and summer but can occur at any time of year. Tornadoes cause massive devastation to critical infrastructure including utility power. Businesses looking forcolocation in Texas should ask how backup power is provided and how long that backup power can be sustained in the case of a prolonged utility outage.
In addition to tornadoes, certain parts of Texas are at increased risk from hurricanes. According to a recent study from Texas A&M University, researchers claim that climate change will create hurricane-related flooding and storm surge damage along the Gulf coast. Hurricane Ike is a recent example of such damage.
Businesses looking for a stable environment for their primary or backup data center should seriously consider the impact that climate change will have on Texas colocation providers.
Texas generates more than 85% of its electricity from carbon-heavy fossil fuels including coal and gas. The price of electricity in Texas is among the highest in the Western United States at more than $.10 per kilowatt hour. With climate change legislation looming, these fossil fuels could become more costly. In the coming months and years, Texas colocation providers will find it more expensive to provide the always on reliability businesses have come to expect.
IO designs, engineers, and delivers highly reliable data center services located in geographic areas that are unaffected by catastrophes like tornadoes. IO’s data centers are engineered for energy efficiency and utilize the latest technologies to reduce peak load energy consumption. IO provides reliable, efficient and cost-effective colocation for businesses of any size.
Learn more about IO’s colocation options and how you can keep your business always-on.
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Terry Williams, Vice President Managed Technology Services
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.