Colocation, Disaster Recovery and Data Center

When systems and resources are not accessible or destroyed,

are you losing money?


The next time you are in your data center, look around and imagine for a moment that it is gone. And not just the computers. Imagine that the entire building no longer exists. Imagine that in order for you to stay in business, it is your job to get as much of the work that was being done in the data center going in some fashion, somewhere, as soon as possible. What would you do?


Disaster recovery is the ability to recover from an event impacting the functioning of your data center as quickly and completely as possible. The type of disaster may vary, but the end goal is always the same.


Disaster Recovery is an investment in keeping the company alive in the event of a severe outage. It's an insurance policy, and like any other insurance, you pay upfront so that you don't suffer severe losses later. The ability to switch operations quickly and seamlessly to an alternate data center is crucial. Significant equipment failure, fire and tornadoes are just some of the disasters that can occur with little or no warning. They're all facts of life, though we wish they weren't, and their consequences can be devastating. Most businesses today are heavily automated and damage to equipment or data can not only disrupt business continuity and inflict financial losses but also threaten the very survival of a company.


A data center is a physical facility that allows you to store and manage your servers, networks and other computer equipment in a controlled environment. With the Hanson Information Systems’ Disaster Recovery and Data Center, we guarantee regulated power with redundancy, a high bandwidth Internet connection with redundancy, facility and network security, 24/7/365 monitoring and full technical support. A data center like ours provides you with the best services without the accompanying hassles of owning and operating such a facility.


Colocation means that you rent specific space to house your servers along with the servers of other companies in a common physical location. Each company's equipment is physically secured inside a lockable wire cage or a cabinet. Colocation offers you the flexibility to adjust your technology and requirements as your business warrants without having to make repeated capital investments. When you enter into a colocation agreement with us, you are assured of a high level of services without the bother.


Types of Disaster Recovery Services

There are two main types of disaster recovery services:

Data Loss Prevention: This type of disaster recovery service places emphasis on enhancing a back-up system to prevent any future loss of data. Having such a system in place ensures quick restoration of the system and business continuity after the disaster. Data loss prevention is a must for large-scale businesses as the loss of any data – no matter how miniscule an amount – can translate into huge losses for the company.

Disaster Recovery Facility: This is the most popular form of a disaster recovery service in the absence of a sound back-up system. Damaged business systems can be restored by using alternative infrastructure and hardware at a different location.


Hanson Information Systems Disaster Recovery Facility is a “hot site” facility. It is basically duplicate data center with all the equipment and connectivity required to switch over and go live almost instantaneously after a disaster has occurred.


No matter what the size of your business, including disaster recovery services within your system is no longer an optional add-on. It is an indispensable insurance policy of your IT systems because we simply don't know what danger may be just around the corner.


The Hanson Information Systems Disaster Recovery and Data Center offers the following:


  • Dual power redundancy with UPS feed A and B.
  • Power backup generation with fuel purchase agreements.
  • Multi-homed, redundant network featuring tier one OCx level Internet connections.
  • N+1 redundant datacenter cooling and climate control systems.
  • Environmental Monitoring System for air conditioning, water detection and humidity control.
  • Facility-wide fire suppression technologies include an early warning detection system, fire detectors, clear agent gas system, double pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system (ECaro 250).
  • Secure cages, cabinets and suites with regulated power and dedicated Internet connections.
  • 24/7/365 monitoring by certified HIS staff from our state-of-the-art control room.
  • MRTG stats page included with each colocation service plan to keep track of Internet bandwidth usage.
  • Proactive system management.
  • Customized system status notification to the client.
  • Trouble ticket system with escalations to management.
  • After hour access number for support managers and management.
  • Proactive event management and notification system.
  • Multi-facility redundancy with Springfield.
  • Dual band monitoring system for external and internal visibility.
  • Intrusion detection services with customized firewall protection.


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