If you ask most people what a bank is known for, they’re likely to tell you, it’s a safe and secure place to stash their cash. Besides, not too many people are willing to stuff their life savings under a mattress and risk losing it to the hands of a thief or the flames of a fire.
Time Warner Cable Business Class’ new data center in New York City may not be a bank, but in many ways, the 17,000-square-foot center provides business customers with that same sense of security. Instead of cash, however, companies can safely and securely store another precious commodity – their critical supply of electronic data.
“Information technology is the lifeblood of any business and protecting these assets in a secure data center is a high priority in today’s business world,” says Ken Fitzpatrick, President of Time Warner Cable Business Class, East Region. “Our data facility gives IT managers the peace of mind that their assets are safe, accessible and available to ensure their businesses operate optimally.”
Every year, companies produce, collect and distribute massive amounts of files, documents and software that make up their IT infrastructures. More and more of these businesses are looking for a back-up or a safe haven to guard against threats, ranging from the forces of nature to a power outage to even a cyber-attack.
Which brings us back to our data center in Lower Manhattan. Last month, TWC held a grand opening ceremony and you can check it out in the following video:
A TWC data center helps ensure that a company’s vital data operations perform without interruptions by providing a safety net. For instance, the New York center is powered by two separate sources from Con Edison and is equipped with dual back-up generators. It’s also guarded 24/7 by security personnel and by the latest technology in security monitoring.
The New York facility joins nine other TWC data centers in both the United States and the United Kingdom:
- Andover, Mass.
- Charlotte, N.C.
- Houston, Texas
- New York City
- Oak Brook, Ill.
- San Jose, Calif.
- Syracuse, N.Y.
- Wilmington, Mass.
- Portland, Maine
- London, U.K.