Thursday, July 19, 2007

Earthquake-Proofing the Data Center

For those of you located in earthquake prone areas...this article will definitely be of interest. Data Center Knowledge posted this article following the 6.2 earthquake which recently hit Japan.

Tuesday's magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Japan was was only the most recent in a series of strong earthquakes to hit the country, one of the most seismically active regions on earth. This presents an engineering challenge for data center managers, whose facilities must be prepared to ride out quakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater.

Nearly 1,000 Japanese companies have turned to WorkSafe Technologies to protect their equipment. The Valencia, Calif. company's ISO-BASE earthquake mitigation products allow racks and cabinets to ride out even major quakes with minimal vibrations.

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