Worried About Hurricanes? Protect Your Data Center

Josh Schaap
October 06, 2015

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When Hurricane Sandy landed on the East Coast of the U.S. in 2012, very few citizens and business owners were adequately prepared to handle the massive superstorm which caused a total of $65.5 billion* in damage.

Fast forward to 2015, and everyone is pretty well prepared for another major event. All along the Eastern seaboard, people are stocked up on supplies and ready to handle a major natural disaster. Just look at the massive amount of preparation that went into planning for Hurricane Joaquin as proof.

The message was clear: Nobody wants to get caught off guard again.

As we stare down yet another month of unpredictable weather during hurricane season, it’s a critical time to ask hard-hitting questions about your own business’s disaster preparation strategy. If a hurricane were to impact your region, and your business was hit with sudden, unexpected, and prolonged power loss, would it be able to maintain its central operations?

The truth is that many businesses think they are prepared to handle major storms. But they don’t know for sure until the lights go dark, the backup generator kicks in and power starts becoming increasingly precious.

When this happens, it’s critical to have the services of a robust power monitoring solution. Server Technology is one business that can solve this need, with its leading power monitoring software, as well as its advanced High Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) Switched power distribution units which can distribute ultra-efficient alternating phase power straight to the rack.

*Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/29/sandy-anniversary-facts-devastation/3305985/
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