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Unplanned Data Center Outages Present Costly Challenges

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Unplanned Data Center Outages Present Costly Challenges


 

Recently MeriTalk The Government IT Network released their report where they outlined the extent and impact of downtime on Federal agency performance, called 'The Drive to Thrive: Ensuring the Agile Data Center.' The report concludes that unplanned data center outages still present a difficult and costly challenge for organizations. 

According to the report, noted in a CRN article Data Center Downtime Among Federal Agencies Spurs Calls For More IT Investment, "The study found 70 percent of agencies experienced downtime for more than 30 minutes in the last month, and 90 percent of field workers said the downtime affected their ability to do their jobs. Reportedly, 42 percent of the downtime was due to a network or server outage, while 29 percent was due to internet connectivity loss." 

The report underscores how data center workers are frustrated with data center downtime. 

With data centers becoming more complex, the demand for changes growing faster, and organization see data center downtime among federal agencies as a wake-up call for more IT investment.

Those working with the government, are struggling to uphold troubled systems with limited resources.

36% of field workers give IT departments a grade of 'C' or lower for downtime management.

There's more weight on these data centers.

69% of IT professionals say 30 minutes or more a month of downtime is unacceptable

Need to improve data center agility.

54% of the IT professionals in the study said they would make adding bandwidth for government agencies a number one priority

Affects the ability to support the services that the government provides to America.

90% of field workers said the downtime affected their ability to do their jobs

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Are you suffering from downtime in your data center?

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Martin Perlin