Somewhere every year, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes. You’d like to hope the next big one won’t be anywhere near your data center, but better safe than sorry. Assessing your risk for damage from seismic activity is key. So is being proactive. Learn about the best ways to earthquake safe in your data center here.
Instor provides earthquake protection options to data centers. One unique option for a server room with mission critical data is to perform a hot lift on live equipment racks and install Worksafe Technologies ISO-Base platform, which protects IT equipment from damaging seismic activity.
On October 19, 2016, Science Advances released a report revealing that the Rogers Creek Fault is directly linked to the Hayward Fault. This discovery has changed the earthquake probabilities of the Bay Area, and the impact an earthquake would have upon the Bay Area overall. These new probabilities may cause data centers to utilize some earthquake mitigation solutions to protect their employees and IT equipment, in the event of an earthquake.
Recently Developed Base Isolation Technology Can Protect a Data Center Against Earthquakes Using WorkSafe Technologies’ Server Bases