Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Data Center in Jamaica

I've always said it would be fun to open a remote data center in the Caribbean. Even if just for disaster recovery or BCP purposes, think how fun it would be to 'have' to go for an annual DR exercise and make sure the remote site is operational.

I ran across a Jamaica Gleaner news article about Flow Jamaica, a member of Columbus Communications and Jamaica triple play provider. The article was about Columbus investing $20 million in a regional project to offer offshore data-storage services. In addition to storage services in a 30,000 square foot facility in Curaco, Flow has the ability to serve a virtualized environment as well, making a total package for DR.

Columbus Communications has interesting network coverage- covering Southern Florida, Mexico, South America and all of the islands in between. Combine that network with the Google offshore data barges and we might have something!

Oh well - at least for another month or so my weather forecast isn't too far off of theirs.