Protecting Your Data in a Blizzard: Are You Prepared?

By Jeff Flanagan | January 4, 2018

If you’ve been following the weather on the East Coast and the impacts of Winter Storm Grayson, you know the immense strain a storm of this magnitude can put on an organization’s infrastructure, services and resources. And regardless of Mother Nature, today’s “always on” organizations need to ensure data is backed-up and accessible 100 percent of the time.

In the face of extreme weather – such as blizzards, hurricanes, floods and more – picking the right data center and storage solution is imperative. Data centers are generally the safest and most secure location for IT equipment, but it’s important to remember not all data centers are created equal.

Ask yourself: Is your data center built in a flood plain area, or something similar, that leaves it more prone to being affected during extreme weather? Does your data center take the necessary precautions like contracting with fuel companies to provide fuel for the generators in the event of an outage?

When all is said and done, it’s important to do your research, and make sure your selected data center is in a safe location, and has the support commitments and robust infrastructure to weather any storm.

The winter weather season is clearly just getting started – what is your organization doing to ensure your data is safe and accessible? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter!