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of prevention and resilience – the two pillars of effective business continuity strategy. As a result, organisations are looking to consolidate their rising cost by moving mission-critical infrastructure to the sanctuary of the co-located data centre facility. Thanks to the multiple layers of redundancies built into these facilities, single points of failure can be prevented from bringing the whole network down, ensuring service levels remain in a constant state of high-availability. There are more pragmatic reasons 62

why organisations choose to host their IT workloads away from their base locations. Circuit boards, transistors and other circuit components not only produce a lot of waste heat that needs to be controlled in a sustainable way, but also are susceptible to both malfunction and failure if the environmental conditions in the data centre are not at the right levels. If the air is too humid, water may begin to condense on internal components; if the air is too dry, ancillary humidification systems are required to avoid static electricity discharge problems. Organisations are looking to co-locating physical IT infrastructure in M AY 2 0 1 9

‘ACCORDING TO GARTNER, 80% OF ENTERPRISES WILL HAVE SHUT DOWN THEIR TRADITIONAL DATA CENTRE BY 2025’ — Sungard Availability Services

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Gigabit Magazine – May 2019  

Gigabit Magazine – May 2019