October 2011: Sustaining Critical Business Operations with Mission-Critical Technologies
At Your Service Newsletter : October 2011
Sustaining Critical Business Operations with Mission-Critical Technologies
Whether it is data for healthcare services, 24x7 banking, online auctions, order processing or manufacturing, ensuring availability of critical information systems is proven to help companies drive significantly increased profitability and revenue. With increasing focus on the value of information, the infrastructure to support it continues to expand—resulting in substantial investments in the networks and systems that collect, manage, deliver and store this data.
The growing trends of cloud computing, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) have enabled IT-centric businesses to thrive and develop business models that rely entirely on information flow. The systems that process the information are critical to these new business models, and when information systems go down, there are dramatic effects on the businesses that rely on them, including lost productivity, profitability and customer loyalty.
The rapidly increasing costs of downtime
According to Electric Power Research Institute, companies in some industries can lose as much as $6.5 million per hour of downtime, and a research report from Oracle states that for large companies, a gain of just one percentage point of availability is worth $7.4 million per year. Even at an average size company, one hour of downtime can cost $10,000, which translates to a loss of $3.7 million per year with a 5% system availability loss.
As costs for system disruptions continue to soar and information increases exponentially in volume and importance to businesses, companies in some industries—particularly those that are web-based, customer support-focused, or security-focused—simply cannot afford downtime. They increasingly share the same demand: to ensure the highest level of system reliability and availability at all times.
Ensuring continuous operations with GE’s proven technologies
GE Intelligent Platforms understands the criticality of uptime, and our tightly integrated mission-critical power solution delivers robust backup power control with seamless connectivity and automated real-time information management. It is proven to help businesses maximize their uptime and productivity with the latest technologies:
Rely on GE's expertise to help you
Maximize your uptime with GE Intelligent Platforms’ high-performance technologies
Learn how GE’s Mission-Critical Solutions can help you:
Mission-Critical Power Solutions Brochure (http://www.ge-ip.com/library/detail/12371)
White Paper: Five Essential Components for Highly Reliable Data Centers (http://www.ge-ip.com/library/detail/12850)
- White Paper: A Revolutionary Approach: Quad Redundancy Control (http://www.ge-ip.com/library/detail/11985)