Disaster Recovery

2012: No Apocalypse, but Space Weather Threat?

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

The year 2012 will bring the next peak of an 11-year cycle of solar activity, which can produce sunspots and solar flares that can interfere with satellite and radio communications on earth. Is your data center ready? A look at some common-sense preparations. Read More

Tsunamis and Virtual Disaster Recovery

The tsunami in Samoa illustrates the destructive power of these events. Here’s a look at a recent presentation using a hypothetical tsunami to illustrate the use of virtualization in potential future approaches to disaster recovery. Read More

Sungard Builds Grid From DR Workstations

Sungard Availability Services is using more than 1,000 disaster recovery workstations in its Philadelphia, New York and Chicago data centers to create a computing grid that will perform processing for scientific and humanitarian projects. Read More

The Data Bunker Boomlet

There is growing interest in the niche for underground “nuke-proof” data storage facilities housed in former military facilities, mines or limestone caves. These subterranean fortresses have strong appeal for tenants seeking ultra-secure hosting that will survive any eventuality. Read More

Building a Bigger, Greener Bunker

The entrance to an ultra-secure data center operated by The Bunker in Kent, UK.

The Bunker in Kent, UK is one of the pioneers in the data bunker niche, and is now expanding with a new facility that seeks to combine “military grade” security with the latest energy efficiency techniques. Read More

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