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28 December 2022

The Important Role of the Data Center After a Natural Disaster

No one wants natural disasters to happen, but no location on Earth is immune to their risks. The role of the data center in natural disasters is essential. Check out the full explanation in this article.

Data center is a computer center that stores, processes, and disseminates information. Data centers usually use network-based computer systems that function to store data, process data, and have the ability to send information to various network systems. The data center can also store information that can be used by users to access the required information. The data center also provides very high data security so that the information stored in it remains safe.

What are the Benefits of a Data Center for Companies?

1. Storing data and information: Data centers store data and information safely, so companies can be sure that the security of their data and information is guaranteed.

2. Enable access to data and information remotely: Data centers allow access to data and information remotely, so companies can access data and information easily and quickly.

3. Improve system performance: Data centers improve system performance by increasing access speed, bandwidth, and storage capacity.

4. Save costs: Data centers allow companies to save costs by using more efficient and energy-efficient technologies.

Because of its essential role in the continuity of the company's operations, organizations often select the data center location of their choice strictly; they are looking for a guaranteed location with minimal risk of natural disasters. Some considerations are usually taken:

1. The data center must be located in a place that has low vulnerability to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and others.

2. Locations that have stable weather. Bad weather, such as rain or lightning, can damage the data center and the data stored in it.

3. Choose a location that has a high level of security. Data center physical security must be considered and maintained properly. Make sure that the location has a reliable and functioning security system.

4. Close to the required resource, for example a power plant.

A robust data center, able to operate solidly even if the surrounding area is hit by a natural disaster. This can be the result of choosing a strategic location and prime protection carried out in the physical building of the data center itself.

Why is it important for data centers to remain operational after a natural disaster occurs? This is because the data center can be the "last bastion" in a crisis situation, for example:

1. Provide secure communication services for firefighters, police, and medical personnel working at disaster sites.

2. Provide accurate data and information about the disaster location, so that medical personnel and rescue workers can determine the best location to move.

3. Utilize cloud computing technology to store, process, and distribute continuously updated disaster information.

4. Assist in providing accurate information technology services for volunteers, firefighters, and medical personnel who are working at disaster sites.

5. Provide active communication and network infrastructure for survivors.

So, what does your organization's data center infrastructure look like today? Have you been wisely prepared for all risks? Consult with Telkom DWS!

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