Reducing Data Center Damage Due to Earthquakes

Whether your data center is located in a high risk seismic activity area or not, earthquake damage can be devastating to an unprotected facility.  Somewhere in the world, earthquakes are always happening. Magnitude 2 or smaller earthquakes are taking place several hundred times a day across the globe.  According to the USGS , it is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage with possibly more damage done by a resulting fire than by the earthquake itself.  Taking into account seismic activity should be a part of your organization’s business continuity and disaster recovery planning in the event of an earthquake. 

Edge Mission Critical Systems specializes in providing you with the best in class modular systems that form the backbone of data centers and critical backup infrastructure. We incorporate various proprietary processes to ensure our structures will endure the most vicious environmental conditions, anywhere in the world, without compromising structural integrity.  Our turnkey modular data solution product, Binary Bunker, is Seismic rated – Zone 4, UL752 Ballistic Rated (Level 8), 200+ MPH wind rating, Fire resistant – 2+ hour, Floor loading -250 lbs/sq. ft., Roof loading – 100 lbs/sq. ft. and Thermal – 0.08 Btu/F or less.   Contact us today for more information in mitigating data center damage from earthquakes or other natural disasters.

Posted in Data Center, edge Mission Critical Systems, Environmental.