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Six Preventative Measures for Protecting Your Data Center

Written by  BILL BROWN

Whether you are a data center operator or managing an internal company data center, there are several questions you should ask to determine your ability to prevent a disruption to critical business operations in the event of a disaster – either natural or man-made. All data center managers assume a level of risk even if they have Tier 3 or 4 facilities. However, that risk goes up dramatically in a Tier 1 or 2 facility. We know that power, cooling, and connectivity are important to all customers, but understanding the customer base in the facility can help us identify other important concerns (for example, the need to ensure minimal latency for financial and other customers where performance and availability assurances are business-critical), and these should also be included in