Texas Data Centers
Researching data centers in Texas?
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 at Texas data centers 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 data centers.
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, data centers in Texas will find it more expensive to provide the always-on reliability businesses have come to expect.
IO designs, engineers and delivers highly reliable data centers located in geographic areas that are unaffected by catastrophes like tornadoes. Our data centers are engineered for energy efficiency and utilize the latest technologies to reduce peak load energy consumption. Thermal energy storage and photovoltaic solar allow us to reduce our energy costs and enhance the reliability of our power and cooling systems. IO provides reliable, efficient and cost-effective data center solutions for Texas-based businesses.
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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.