florida hurricaneHurricane Matthew is the latest of many storms that whirl through Florida every year. It served as a reminder of how important it is to prepare for nature’s worst, as it often comes when we least expect it. We take precautions to board up our homes and businesses, protect our belongings, and the people we care about. Your data should never be an exception. It’s an asset you can’t replace once it is lost, so make it a point to plan ahead so that it’s protected.

Okay, so how do you do that? Should you dismantle your IT department and take it with you? Well, you could, but it’s impractical and cost prohibitive – to both time and money. There’s a better way to prepare for the storms ahead. In fact, our team was on top of it when word of Hurricane Matthew’s approach swept in. We stepped up our staffing, prepared additional cabinet space, power, and internet connectivity for our customers, topped off our generator fuel and made certain our phone lines were open so we could immediately accommodate any colocation needs of our current and prospective customers.

Why is SkyLink’s Data Center a Safe Haven for Storms?

If you’ve turned on the news recently, you’ve seen the devastation a hurricane can leave in its wake. Buildings get flooded, roofs fly off, windows break, and walls can be blown or washed down by sustained winds and storm surge until all that’s left is the structure’s foundation.

SkyLink offers a safe haven for your equipment and data. Our Naples Data Center facility sits on a natural ridge that is outside the 500 year flood plain. The building’s outer walls, windows and roof were built to withstand sustained winds of up to 200 miles per hour.

The Data Center structure itself sits 42 feet above sea level within the upper middle of the facility. Its interior guarded by poured concrete walls built to also withstand sustained winds of up to 200 miles per hour and its 18 inch thick poured concrete roof built to withstand sustained winds of 250 miles per hour.

Our N+1 Redundant 120 ton Computer Room Air Conditioning system, N+1 centrally managed battery backup system and onsite diesel powered backup generator ensure that you stay up and running, even if the town isn’t. We’re equipped to run for at least 7 days straight with onsite fuel if the city has no power. If necessary, we have contracts with multiple vendors for refueling to remain up and running for as long as necessary – regardless of the power grid. We also have Dupont FE-25 Chemical Fire Suppression, and walls that can withstand flame for up to 4 hours.

With walls, roof and windows made to withstand a beating, the result is a bunker within a building – all rated to withstand Category 5 weather and up to 4 hours of fire. Mother Nature has met its match with us. We win, and you do too when you entrust us with your data, hardware, and managed services.

Our client amenities even allow you to work remotely from our location, when needed. We have client workspace available, so you stay connected to your systems even in the midst of difficult weather. Our customer service includes being on call during the times when you need us most.

How Do I Get Hurricane Protection Like This?

We were hoping you’d ask this question. Our services come with so many benefits, at a fraction of the cost it would take to maintain your own IT hardware, equipment, and staff. Give us a call at 239-403-2950, and let’s talk about your business needs. We’ll help prepare to withstand any storm—before it hits.