According to a BCS, Inc. survey, the average cost of a data center outage has steadily increased year-over-year…
- $505,502 in 2010
- $690,204 in 2013
- $740,357 in 2016
Jim Nelson, president of BCS, Inc., recently joined Everbridge to present Avoiding Data Center Disasters: How to Address IT Service Continuity Risk Factors. During the webinar, Jim gave us practical tips and ideas to avoid data center disasters, exploring some of the top issues, concerns and risks associated with data centers and IT service continuity. If you missed the live event, you can also watch it on-demand here. In addition to the webinar, Jim and BCS, Inc. also developed the attached risk assessment scorecard (see below) that you can download and use to rate your current environment, procedures, and processes. Although not a subsitute for a full comprehensive risk assessment, it should give you a glimpse into how prepared you are against top data center risks.