South Florida Datacenter Trends – From Disaster Recovery to Cooling

Jason-KatzBy Jason Katz
Host.net CEO
South Florida Datacenter Expert
Host.Netphoto/ Jeff Graves01/21/09The IT industry is rapidly evolving – with emerging trends of big data, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT), there is definite excitement in the air on how companies can best adapt to these dynamics and also still be able to plan for the next “new” thing. According to Gartner Group, 75 percent of all businesses will move toward a digital infrastructure by 2020. In order to leverage these trends to your advantage, you need to be mindful of the increased requirements for flexibility, performance, speed and efficiency.

The best way to address these requirements is through utilizing a datacenter. With the right datacenter partner, you can ready your IT infrastructure for your current needs, adapt your environment to the changing IT landscape, and also proactively prepare for future growth. Why worry about the costs and complexities of outfitting, maintaining and operating your own infrastructure in-house?

fort-lauderdale-1429913_960_720As a South Florida datacenter operator, Host.net is here to help. We customize IT infrastructure solutions to meet your unique needs and budget. You can leverage our cutting edge, enterprise-class facilities and enable your company to adapt, scale and operate more efficiently. You can worry about running your business and taking advantage of all that big data and IoT have to offer and let us worry about the rest. Things like: redundancy at every level, managing multiple connectivity providers, security, power and equipment upgrades, maintenance, 24x7x365 operations, adhering to compliance (Host.net datacenters are already SOC 2, PCI/DSS, HIPAA, and VISA certified), providing access to multiple high-quality back up and managed services – need we say more?

And because we are a South Florida datacenter, we also have rock solid methods to address the following:

Disaster Recovery
The Disaster Recovery Institute recommends you back up your data in facilities more than 50 miles away from where you operate. Host.net operates South Florida datacenters in Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale, and operates another in Atlanta, Ga., so you can meet geographical diversity requirements for data back ups.

Host.net also offers turnkey Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and back-up solutions that ensure your data is safe, secure and always available.

  • Rapidly recover disrupted IT systems, networks, and other critical assets in the event of a disaster
  • Establish real-time, block-level replication to an alternate site on the Host.net backbone
  • Protect against regional disasters with backup options across the Host.net fully redundant Smart Cloud platform and nation-wide network
  • Deploy failover options to a disaster recovery site using private Layer 2 circuits

You can learn more about Disaster Recovery planning here.

Cooling and Efficiency
Let’s face it. South Florida is known for its hot, humid climate, so reducing cooling expenses and increasing efficiencies are top of mind for all of us when it comes to IT infrastructure. Traditional techniques include Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units and chillers, along with interactive “smart” condenser units and Electronically Commutated (EC) fans, and all work to drive down the amount of power used.

When it comes to South Florida datacenters, techniques often vary from those located in other areas, that can rely on cooler climates to help with datacenter cooling. Host.net employs all of this along with other techniques like airflow management strategies and hot/cold aisle containment methodologies. By more effectively managing airflow, hot/cold aisle containment conserves energy and lowers overall cooling costs. Check out what Host.net’s very own Danny Calderon wrote for DataCenterDynamics in his article on datacenter cooling and efficiency.

Keeping up with the next new thing doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Ready your business by partnering with Host.net. Contact us today to learn more about how we can develop the best IT solution for your company. Leverage our robust datacenter infrastructure to meet your needs today and ensure you are ready when the next new thing is rolled out.