Colocation Data Center Inland Fiber & Data Prepares Organizations for Upcoming Hurricane Season

Winter Haven, FL, May 25, 2011 --( As the June 1st start of hurricane season approaches, data center operator Inland Fiber & Data (IF&D, announces availability of preparation facilities, providing data center resources for backup server colocation, enabling disaster recovery for organizations seeking uninterrupted IT operations in the event of damage to their primary data center locations.

According to the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, publisher of annual hurricane activity forecast reports, researchers Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray anticipate well above-average activity for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, indicating probability of the United States and Caribbean experiencing major hurricane landfall.

Their 2011 report concludes that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will have significantly more activity than average. They estimate that this year will have about 9 hurricanes (average is 5.9), 16 named storms (average is 9.6), 80 named storm days (average is 49.1), 35 hurricane days (average is 24.5), 5 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes (average is 2.3) and 10 major hurricane days (average is 5.0).

Klotzbach and Gray indicate probability for at least one major hurricane tracking into the Caribbean (10-20°N, 60-88°W) is 61% (average for last century is 42%). Probabilities for at least one major hurricane landfall on each of the following coastal areas:
1) Entire U.S. coastline: 72% (average for last century is 52%)
2) U.S. East Coast Including Peninsula Florida: 48% (average for last century is 31%)
3) Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville: 47% (average for last century is 30%).

IF&D is a technology park located in Winter Haven, Florida that covers approximately four city blocks and currently includes over 300,000 square feet of data center, colocation, telecommunications, and technology space as well as corporate and medical offices. IF&D was designed and developed with the needs of the mission-critical end-users in mind and is situated in the geographic center of Florida between rapidly growing Tampa and Orlando markets, with ease of airport and roadway access. Its protected inland location at 168 feet above sea-level and outside the 500 year flood zone, along with its carrier grade facilities, fiber rich environment and LambdaRail node make IF&D a unique offering in Florida where a company’s critical IT infrastructure is protected.

For Inland Fiber & Data infrastructure and services information, and to arrange a facilities tour, call Steve Sowards at 863.206.7344 or email

Inland Fiber & Data
Tim Nissen