My Data Centers Completes Service Expansion Throughout the North East

My Data Centers, a leading provider of Colocation and data center quoting services, expanded operations to cover the entire Eastern US.

Miami, FL, March 12, 2010 --( My Data Centers, who has been primarily operating in the South East where weather always has played a roll in customer demand, was surprised to see the impact this year’s North East winter storms had on Colocation and Data Center demand.

“We noticed a significant increase in Colocation inquiries shortly after we launched into the North East. This was particularly noticed in the Greater DC area. Although the winter storms were very unfortunate, we were pleased to be a part of helping CTO’s find quality Colocation facilities quickly so they can get back up and running,” States Paul Roberts, Director of Marketing of

With My Data Centers experience in weather related information technology, this really comes as no surprise. Every year South East CTO’s make their plans for disaster recovery and redundancy within their IT infrastructures.

Hurricanes being the most obvious disruption for companies who have not secured their servers through Colocation in Hurricane rated data center facility. It would be hard to draw comparisons of the business related downtime between Hurricanes and winter Storms. The 2005 hurricane season exceeded over 200 billion dollars and the North East winter storm impact has not been fully evaluated. Some estimates put it in the 3 billion dollar range. The most telling data though is in regards to man hour productivity loss which is estimated at over 50 million hours.

Subsequently, My Data Centers is reporting a drop in inquiries for Colocation and Data Center space. This may prove to be an oversight as early 2010 hurricane predictions are of 12-15 named storms and 6-8 Hurricanes. This exceeds the 2005 predictions categorically.

Mr. Roberts added, “Although spikes in request due to in climate weather are normal, we have been surprised to see drop offs from the Florida and Gulf Coast areas.”

The difference between hurricanes and the 2010 North Eastern storms is that Hurricane Season gives companies time to prepare. Hurricanes are easier to anticipate and therefore the threat of loss of corporate productivity can be reduced through proper planning.

“Many companies would have benefited from Colocation as a key factor in their business continuity plan” say Roberts.

By combining secure network access to a high availability network, employees are able to access resources outside of the office. By providing this ability for employees to work remotely, Technology professionals can mitigate the loss of corporate productivity.

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