Leading data center service providers in Louisiana continued operating through Hurricane Ida, relying on backup generators to ride out widespread utility outages. The battered area’s on-premises data centers face major challenges and extended outages.
Maintaining a disaster recovery strategy may be an essential consideration that can help keep a company in business. But according to a recent Nationwide survey, 68% of small businesses don’t have a written disaster recovery plan. Sabey Data Centers points out partnering with a colocation data center can help businesses cut down on the potential rick of data loss while also “allowing businesses to retain control of their DR policy, IT deployment and software.”
Justin Blake, part of the solutions architect team at CoreSite, explores the ins and outs of disaster recovery, and how to avoid cybersecurity threats.
The most current disaster on the public’s mind, of course, is COVID-19, the global pandemic, of which we are still in its throes. That said, the rate of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, floods or wildfires has increased in recent years, as well. A new report from Databank highlights the importance of disaster recovery capabilities in such an environment.
Data center operators are taking steps to ensure continued operations of their facilities in the wake of heightened concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
The list of possible disasters seems endless: flood, fire, cyberattack, hurricane, terrorism, blackout and more. Critical engineering expert Kevin Rosen of Stream Data Centers discusses the importance of disaster planning in maintaining uptime and continuing mission-critical operations during and after a crisis.
In the midst of calamity, Houston’s data center teams kept their facilities online. Many of the key decisions that kept Houston online were made years ago, during the site selection process.
In an increasingly dangerous world, disaster recovery preparedness is crucial for data centers to protect clients and remain successful and functioning. Mark W. Jobson, Director of Product Marketing for Iron Mountain’s data center business unit, discusses the state of DR preparedness and how it pertains to the colocation industry.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry Josh Moody, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FORTRUST, discusses weather-proofing a data center and what you should be looking for to prevent downtime from natural disasters.
In this week’s Voices of the Industy, Josh Moody, FORTRUST’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, discusses disaster recovery plan best practices.