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Is your host prepared for a Natural Disaster?



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Is your host prepared for a Natural Disaster?

I just got this email from burst.net and it made me think, what if your datacenter is not prepared for a natural disaster?

Hurricane Sandy continues to approach the Northeastern section of the United States, with landfall expected between Northern Virginia and Connecticut late Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. At this time, BurstNET® has completed all precautionary measures to reduce the risk of network impact during the storm or otherwise make repairs as quickly as possible. The latest forecast indicates that the storm will impact the coasts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York, as well as reach inland into Pennsylvania, with strong winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding. The aforementioned states have declared a state of emergency in preparation for this storm event.

BurstNET® has completed the following action items in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy:

BurstNET® performed generator tests, and ensured proper operation, while ensuring all fuel levels were at a maximum. BurstNET does have a contract with a local fuel company to have a tanker delivered on-site upon the startup of generators.

BurstNET® has confirmed the availability of all of its fiber companies have contractors in the region, while ensuring they have the necessary storm clearing equipment to expedite restoration should such become necessary.

BurstNET® has additional staff along with electrical contractors on standby should such become necessary.


Which leads to, do you have a recent backup? Is your host prepared for a Natural Disaster?

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Noreturn

I think they are prepared to protect my site they do back-ups every couple of hours since they have quite a few sites they are hosting. So if something happens after they get it all up and running we should be able to get our site back.



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jeffreyjose48

Natural disasters really happen from time to time. We really need to prepare when it is about to come. Hurricanes can be detected before it comes. The problem is with earthquakes. You can not predict when it is coming. Tsunami can also have warning signals.

First aid kits needs already to be kept. The government should prepare evacuation centers. There is also what we call preemptive evacuation. Before the strong hurricanes comes the people that could be hit in its pathway should already go to those centers.



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robertman11

I think they are prepared to protect my site they do back-ups every couple of hours since they have quite a few sites they are hosting. So if something happens after they get it all up and running we should be able to get our site back.

You don't have your own backups though?



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missionrestor

Year after year, Mother Nature reminds us that she's not the most mild-tempered entity. Last year, Hurricane Irene blew onto the Eastern Seaboard, bringing power outages and much more. This year, Hurricane Sandy has brought unprecedented damage to the New York metropolitan area, and wreaked havoc on parts of the East Coast and the Caribbean, as well.



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jeffreyjose48

Earthquake and Tsunami are disasters that I think can come without preparation. A hurricane can be prepared by everybody. I hope that we will not be victims of natural disasters.



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robertman11

Year after year, Mother Nature reminds us that she's not the most mild-tempered entity. Last year, Hurricane Irene blew onto the Eastern Seaboard, bringing power outages and much more. This year, Hurricane Sandy has brought unprecedented damage to the New York metropolitan area, and wreaked havoc on parts of the East Coast and the Caribbean, as well.


Yeah, which is why you should ensure your data center and sites are well backed up.



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vinaya

I have never asked this question to my host, I have not even contemplated on this issue. However, I believe my host is prepared for natural disaster. It has servers in three different location, Asia, Europe and America. I think the host has good back up.



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