Founded to pair quality food and a welcoming environment, Waffle House operates an on-premise data center in one of its locations. When an onsite environmental issue threatened the safety of this environment, the company decided it was time to implement a disaster recovery (DR) solution to protect its data from any future issues. The question for Waffle House was whether to build a data center in one of its existing offices or to buy its data center needs from a colocation provider, utilizing external data center services.
QTS worked extensively with Waffle House, highlighting key considerations and critical needs, and encouraging Waffle House to look past strict cost outlay to fully understand the value colocation delivers.
Waffle House opted to implement a DR solution in QTS’ 385,000 square foot facility in Suwanee, Ga., replicating its financial, inventory management and supply chain management services to the site.
This report explores how choosing a colocation provider and taking advantage of its data center services helped Waffle House reduce its risk and provide a higher level of performance.