Wind and Water: A Data Center's Worst Enemy

In a report published in Database Trends & Applications, James G. Barr, says data center managers need to be better prepared for natural disasters. Wind and water damage are particularly widespread problems. The process of protecting a data center from wind and water damage has three primary components: 1. Rendering the data center's physical facilities more damage resistant; 2. Decentralizing data center operations, both physically and logically; and 3. Providing for the continuity of data center operations if protective measures fail.

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