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THE DATA CENTER JOURNAL | 1 FEATURE 2 DISASTER RECOVERY: CLOUD VS. IN-HOUSE By Jeffrey R Clark, PhD As companies rely more and more on their data centers, disaster recovery (DR) becomes increasingly important. And the specific numbers make little difference for many of them: whether it's $1,000 per hour in losses or $100,000, disruption of service delivery to customers can be devastating. No longer are disasters limited to hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other major events that term brings to mind. Instead, many inconveniences—such as simple power or network outages— are now business catastrophes for the unprepared. 6 RESILIENCE THROUGH HURRICANE SEASON: PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS TO FACE NATURAL DISASTERS By Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn As we head into another hurricane season, the threat of power issues, damaged buildings, IT outages and data loss is looming heavily. The hurricane season of 2017 was among the worst in U.S. history, with 17 named storms. But according to Global Weather Oscillations, the 2018 hurricane season will be as destructive, or more so, than last year's. 10 MINIMIZE DOWNTIME FOR CRITICAL APPLICATIONS DURING A DISASTER By Kevin Torf You may have built the most resilient data center in the world, but it only takes a power failure or a single keystroke from an engineer to have a major disaster or outage on your hands. During such an outage, are you confident your critical applications are fault tolerant and can withstand such a failure? 14 DISASTER-RECOVERY TIPS FOR UNINTERRUPTED DATA CENTER OPERATIONS By Ross Warrington When a storm hits, will your data center be prepared? Hurricane season is in full swing in the U.S., and forecasts from storm-prediction analysts at Colorado State University indicate that during 2018 we'll probably experience more storms than average. Although hurricanes typically hit between June and November, other disasters are equally troublesome. Whether it's snowstorms in northern climates, earthquakes out West or tornadoes through the Midwest, data centers are likely vulnerable, and few geographic locations are immune to natural disasters. All rights reserved. No portion of DATA CENTER Journal may be reproduced without written permission from the Executive Editor. The management of DATA CENTER Journal is not responsible for opinions expressed by its writers or editors. We assume that all rights in communications sent to our editorial staff are unconditionally assigned for publication. All submissions are subject to unrestricted right to edit and/or to comment editorially. AN EDM2R ENTERPRISES, INC. PUBLICATION ALPHARETTA, GA 30022 PHONE: 678-762-9366 FAX: 866-708-3068 | WWW.DATACENTERJOURNAL.COM DESIGN : NEATWORKS, INC., JOHNS CREEK GA 30022 TEL: 678-392-2992 | WWW.NEATWORKSINC.COM VENDOR INDEX

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