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A data protection firm wanted to depict what a genuinely catastrophic data loss might look like. So they had a group of heavily-armed guys shoot the dickens out a server cabinet. Blammo, indeed.

There are many ways a server can expire, taking your precious data with it. Most of these failures don't provide the visual evidence of catastrophe that would be useful in, say, marketing videos for data protection providers. The folks at KeepGoing.biz, a business continuity firm in the Dallas area, wanted to give customers a visceral sense of what a catastrophic data loss might look like. Since it's hard to simulate a meteor strike for a YouTube video, they opted to have a group of heavily-armed guys shoot the dickens out a server cabinet. Whatever this server's sins may be, we're certain it's quite dead in the opening moments of this encounter. These guys continue killing it anyway. Here's two minutes of infotainment for a Friday afternoon.

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