Video: Avoiding Data Center Earthquake Damage

Posted by Jack Vonich on Mar 15, 2016 7:41:36 AM
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Earthquakes can be devastating to a data center, but they don't have to be. Earlier this year, one of our customers faced a 7.12 earthquake in their data center located in Anchorage, Alaska. A couple of months ago, I wrote about preventing data center earthquake damage so I'm excited to share with you how our Anchorage customer fared.
Here are two examples of what an earthquake can do to a data center. 

Japan 2011 - 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake

These photos were taken after the deadly 9.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011. 
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Anchorage 2016 - 7.12 Magnitude Earthquake

Compare these images with this video from the 7.12 magnitude earthquake that happened this year in Anchorage. 
The credit union had purchased ISO-Basethe cutting edge solution used by architects and engineers worldwide to protect buildings, bridges, and other structures from the damaging effects of earthquakes. Our customer was able to avoid major damage to their data center and maintain uptime even through this natural disaster. 
Which scenario would you choose? Find out more about the ISO-Base and download our info sheet. 

Earthquake-Proof Your Data Center


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