Chapter 6. Data Centre Disasters
‘WHANGDEPOOTENAWAH, In the Ojibwa tongue, disaster; an unexpected affliction that strikes hard.’
|--Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)|
What is a data centre?
A data centre is a secure room or rooms where the company’s critical servers and other important equipment are housed. A computer data centre is the heart of any modern organization. A disaster here can cripple an entire organization within minutes, so special precautions need to be taken to prevent IT disasters, especially within the data centres.
Example . Disaster inside a data centre
Building Security: ‘Hello Mr CIO. This is the Building Security Officer calling. Sorry to wake you up at 2 am in the middle of the night. There was a fire in the office just now.’