The list of possible disasters to prepare for can seem overwhelming for any business in any location, especially since organizations face the dual challenge of maintaining business continuity while confronting risks to life and property throughout the disaster zone. With careful planning and experienced guidance, however, no company is helpless in the face of catastrophe. Preparation can be the difference between disaster and opportunity.
The frequency of disasters, whether from climate-related events, human error or deliberate action, seems to be on the rise. The effects range in intensity and longevity, but often cause devastation to life, property and business. That’s why disaster planning is crucial for every company’s data center operations. Risk assessment begins with an objective look at what kinds of natural disasters are most likely to affect your region. Once you’ve identified your greatest threats, try to rate each event according to how likely it is to occur, how it would impact normal operations, the possible extent of disruption and damage, and the economic impact of the disaster.
This new report from Stream Data Centers explores the ins and outs of disaster planning, which is not optional for critical facilities, unless you’re willing to put your business operations — and data — at risk.