Video: Earthquake-Proofing the Data Center

We’ve previously noted the use of seismic isolation technology from WorkSafe Technologies to earthquake-proof data centers for Boeing and customers in Japan. The company’s gear was recently installed in a new data center facility for the city Bellevue, Washington, and Dylan Mason of WorkSafe provided a demonstration of the ISO-Base platforms, which sit under the data center racks and allow them to shift independent of the building during an earthquake, reducing damage. This video runs about 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. Robert Okrie

    Dylan failed to mention his retro fitting service which allows installation under existing racks with minimal to no service interruptions. A truly value-added reason to consider.