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Multiple Site Architectures

Most large organizations today have or are considering multiple data centers as a way to comply with regulatory requirements, increase the reliability of their information technology infrastructure, and provide a means to continue business operations in the event of a disaster. Optimizing infrastructure investments to achieve these goals in the most cost effective manner will depend on the relative size and investment in three key areas: core processing, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

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Whether or not you have a second site available, consideration should be given to distributing IT functions across multiple sites to minimize the risk of organizational disruption due to any one catastrophic event. In our experience working with many types of organizations, there are many opportunities to distribute data processing functionality across multiple sites without spending any more than a single robust data center. In fact, many times the overall risk is reduced and reliability increased by changing the mix of investment from highly redundant facilities to highly redundant technology architecture.

To find out if your organization can benefit from developing a multiple site strategy, go to our contact page and request our white paper on “Multiple Data Center Architectures.”