Keep Your Data Safe and Within Reach
We strongly recommend colocation in a safe, secure and nearby Tier III N+1 data center designed for extended operation on internal power.
The location must be safe from major earthquakes, major floods, tsunamis, lahars, volcanic ash, forest fires and other natural disasters known to affect the Pacific Northwest.
Security is paramount as not all disasters are natural. Fencing, keycards, biometric locks, mantraps and on-site staff are all attractive options. Look for combinations of two, three or more security measures.
A nearby location ensures you can get to your data and equipment. Storage in another state or in a public cloud can feel safe. It offers a good remote backup option. However, if a megathrust quake or volcano cuts off telecommunications, and connectivity will not be restored soon, the ability to drive to the data center may save your business.
A Tier III N+1 data center offers redundant connectivity, power and cooling. It can operate cut-off from the outside world. Look for an enterprise-strength facility with large onsite fuel storage. The more often a data center must resupply, the more likely it is to fail in the wake of a major disaster.