Disaster Recovery

Space Weather and the Data Center: The Risk from Solar Storms

This NASA diagram depicts solar radiation sotrms interacting with the magentic field surrounding earth, which can disrupt power grids and communications.

Solar flares are a potential threat to critical infrastructure, according to NASA scientists. who say the sun’s vast magnetic field is about to flip, an event that creates an elevated risk of solar activity and “space weather.” One concern for data center providers is the potential for solar storms, which can wreak havoc on infrastructure. Read More

Green House Data, 1547 Build New Facility in Wyoming


Green House Data and fifteenfortyseven have partnered on a 35,000 square foot facility that will be the nucleus of a planned, multi-building data center campus in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The facility joins Green House Data’s existing 10,000 square foot facility there Read More

Surviving Sandy: Two Views of the Superstorm


A keynote panel at this week’s Data Center World conference showcased two stories of Superstorm Sandy’s impact: one from the Jersey Shore at the heart of the damage, another from Philadelphia. Both experiences contained lessons for data center managers. Read More

How Sandy Has Altered Data Center Disaster Planning

(Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons).

The scope of Superstorm Sandy has altered disaster planning for many data centers, which now must consider how to manage regional events in which travel may be limited across large areas due to fallen trees and gasoline shortages, restricting the movement of staff and supplies, according to a panel at yesterday’s DatacenterDynamics Converged conference in New York. Read More

Leveraging Cloud and Virtualization for Disaster Recovery

The reality is this: a well-planned out cloud and virtualization solution can truly help any organization create a more agile environment. And believe it or not, a large part of IT is creativity – that’s why using new types of technologies can help reduce management costs and keep an environment running longer. Read More

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