Austin-based Data Center operations company, OnRamp Access, is helping businesses in hurricane-prone regions protect their IT infrastructure with disaster recovery solutions designed to keep online operations up and running in the event of a natural disaster. This year, meteorologists have predicted that storms forming within the Atlantic Basin region, including the Gulf of Mexico, will have a higher likelihood of occurring closer to the United States than in years past. This forecast poses an imminent threat to businesses lining the coast, with the potential for prevailing winds to push the forces of these storms directly inland, and placing businesses in the path of possible destruction. OnRamp assists companies around the country in maintaining reliable disaster recovery operations deployed from its Austin Data Center with the critical infrastructure and Full7Layer Support necessary for 100% uptime 24/7/365.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics, “40% of all businesses that experience a disaster never reopen. Of the remaining businesses, 25% close within the following year.” OnRamp’s disaster recovery solutions provide companies who cannot afford downtime, loss of productivity and revenue with a secure, redundant and reliable environment to deploy their operations for business continuity. OnRamp’s team of experienced network engineers and technical staff are available around the clock to offer companies more than just a place to store data safe from harm. The Austin Data Center provides Full7Layer Support from onsite engineers with experience all the way through the application layer, thus removing the need for companies to travel between their office and their data center to diagnose, troubleshoot, or remedy problems inside their rack. Because OnRamp can support customers above the hardware layer, companies often view OnRamp as an extension of their IT department, especially in times of unforeseen disasters.
“When disasters strike, it is essential for businesses to establish effective IT partners in remote locations, to ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data operations,” stated OnRamp’s Founder, Chad Kissinger. “In addition to being a safe and secure environment for disaster recovery, companies are more likely to be successful partnering with OnRamp because we provide a level of support that far exceeds that of our competitors. Our experienced, on-site support staff can facilitate the installation, monitoring and maintenance of equipment, which is important to disaster recovery customers whose IT staff is far removed from their equipment by design.”
OnRamp has helped hundreds of businesses across the country, and on the coast, successfully replicate their online infrastructure at the company’s Austin Data Center in response to past natural disasters, including Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Austin is one of the safest areas in the country for storing data. Situated away from floodplains, landslides, seismic faults, and having no reported incidence of hurricanes, Austin provides a geographically stable environment for disaster recovery. Not only is Austin free from major weather related threats, its physical location within the US is an added benefit in terms of latency and general connectivity, making it perfect for the placement of infrastructure that is intended to serve data to end users all over the US.