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.’

CIO: ...

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