Data Center Knowledge – Survey: Enterprise Data Centers Fail More Often Than Colos

Traditional enterprise data centers had significantly more outages that had an impact on business than did colocation data centers over a recent span of 12 months.

That is another conclusion from the latest survey of data center industry professionals conducted by the Uptime Institute. We covered data center budget trends from the survey on Thursday, and today we are looking at outage-related data.

Seven percent of enterprise data center operators (other than financial services companies) that were surveyed, said they had five or more “business-impacting” data center outages over 12 months. Only three percent of the colocation data center operators that were surveyed could say the same for their recent outage record.

The split between enterprises and third-party data center service providers that participated in the survey was fairly even.

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