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01-20-2012, 03:22 AM
Hi, the data centers are larger and larger? In case of disasters, how to protect them? Disaster recovery? Backup your data one a fixed time? Any other methods?

01-20-2012, 11:13 AM
Datacenters generally have backup servers at remote location to secure the dats incase of any disaster.

01-24-2012, 06:21 AM
Viruses, spyware, and network threats get most of the attention, but environmental factors like heat, humidity, airflow, smoke, and electricity can be equally devastating to server room equipment, and thus to a company’s IT operations.

02-09-2012, 12:01 AM
Datacenters generally have copy hosts at distant place to protected the dats may possibly of any catastrophe.

03-19-2012, 06:40 AM
Companies that are either buying or building data center capability should not take business-continuity and risk-assessment planning for granted. In recent discussions with Baseline, four data center experts made the following recommendations and observations:

1. Maintenance procedures should incorporate best practices. Physical security should be a big part of the site management program, says Julian Kudritzki, vice president of development and operations at Uptime Institute Professional Services, a provider of educational and consulting services for IT shops. He recommends checking on the data center’s history of outages, as well as making sure the staff is well-trained and the environment is clean.

2. Locating a data center—or choosing a co-location provider—that is close to your operations has pluses and minuses. “Though choosing a co-location provider that’s nearby saves time for tasks, such as racking up a server, it prevents you from taking advantage of lower-cost facilities that may exist elsewhere,” Galen Schreck, an analyst at Forrester Research, wrote in a recent report. “Depending on the provider you select, you may be able to use some basic remote services to handle physical configuration tasks, while running your operations remotely.”

There’s another reason for not having your data center and co-location center too close. “Events that are likely to knock out power are often regional,” says Tom Deaderick, director of OnePartner Advanced Technology & Applications Center, a co-location site.

03-20-2012, 10:46 PM
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03-22-2012, 12:41 AM
All the DropBox documentation says that my files are backed-up but that such a general term that it is kind of meaningless without context. What about a terrorist attack or a flooding which destroys all the computers in your datacentre, is my data still safe? There's no point saying the chances of that are really small because that's what backups are for.

03-31-2012, 10:53 AM
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04-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Disaster recovery policies and architectures, especially in larger organizations, are complex. There are lots of moving parts, standards and procedures to be defined, people to be organized, technology functions to be coordinated and application dependencies to be identified and prioritized. Add to this mix the challenge of grappling with the inherent uncertainties or chaos associated with a disaster, whatever the event might be, and the complex becomes even more convoluted. Here are a few practical planning items whose assumptions must be stated explicitly in order to drive an effective disaster recovery design and plan - IT staff, communications and transportation infrastructure, distance of the disaster recovery site, Disaster declaration, Operation of the disaster recovery site, Performance expectations, Security, Data protection, Site protection, Plan location, etc. In order to backup data, rolling data backup technology is used.

05-12-2012, 04:22 AM
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06-22-2012, 08:33 AM
Sorry, I haven't any idea about to protect data centers..

06-24-2012, 01:57 PM
I think it'll be great if you go on a cloud environment and have multiple data centers. As a backup plan.

06-25-2012, 07:27 AM
Although many data center users realize the need for greater resiliency and are raising their data center requirements, only a small number of private companies pay for certification,nearly all hosted companies offering data center services to businesses do get certified.

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07-02-2012, 01:13 AM
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07-05-2012, 02:54 AM
There is no good way to protect data centers from been attacked.

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09-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Viruses, spyware, and network threats get most of the attention, but environmental factors like heat, humidity, airflow, smoke, and electricity can be equally devastating to server room equipment, and thus to a company’s IT operations.
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09-24-2012, 11:28 AM
Data center equipment is very sensitive and susceptible to environmental damage from excessive heat,
moisture, and unauthorized access. Power outages
that knock out cooling systems can lead to overheated servers in a matter of minutes.

Simple thermostats and server-based temperature
sensors aren’t enough to ensure comprehensive protection. IT organizations need temperature and water
sensors throughout the data center and at specific
strategic locations near potential trouble spots. They
also need door sensors and IP cameras to alert
administrators in case of unauthorized entry and
provide real-time views of the space. They also need
comprehensive management tools to tie the data
from these sensors together into a cohesive display,
and to set alarm parameters in case a threshold is

10-10-2012, 05:50 AM
Datacenters generally have backup servers at remote location to secure the dats incase of any disaster. t m agree with this...

10-22-2012, 05:31 AM

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11-21-2012, 11:31 PM
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12-06-2012, 06:59 AM
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12-17-2012, 07:48 AM
Companies that are either buying or building data center capability should not take business-continuity and risk-assessment planning for granted. In recent discussions with Baseline, four data center experts made the following recommendations and observations: The first step to preventing a terrorist attack is to raise the awareness of the possibility of attack among your employees. Every site needs a balance between levels of security that are necessary to protect a site and the convenience and ease of access for visitors.Many data centers are built with little concern about site conditions. Data centers are often built adjacent to busy streets, with no buffer zone between the data center and public areas. They are often put in high visibility, multi tenant buildings, with a parking lot shared by all tenants.

12-19-2012, 08:57 AM
power issues data backup and security against hackers are a few things to keep in mind

01-04-2013, 06:03 AM
Generally these features relate to potential entry and escape routes, meaning things like positioning the data center door in such a way that only Fairtrade gifts traffic intended for the data center is near the door. Also take care to protect access to critical infrastructure elements such as HVAC and wiring, and prevent potential sources of concealment for intruders.

03-28-2014, 02:14 PM
With the advent of cloud computing, rich Internet applications, service-oriented architectures and virtualization, data center operations are becoming more dynamic, with fluid boundaries.

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04-16-2014, 06:50 PM
Facility- Card and biometric access points are always important to have. Many DC's have 24x7 on-site security, but having extras like mantraps, video surveillance and access cards can go a long way in protecting the building physically. Many facilities are built away from floodplains and seismic zones, and are built to be structurally sound in the event of a natural disaster. Coastal DC's often are prepared to handle a category 5 hurricane.

Network- Firewalls, antivirus software and intrusion detection systems are important to have for the network security of the data center. Account access management tools can also be of use for seeing who is doing what and if there were any changes made to software, applications and data.

The thing to remember, as scary as it sounds, is that regardless of how much you protect yourself and are proactive in your security protocols, if a hacker wants to get in, they'll find a way.

04-17-2014, 12:49 AM
Tips to Protect Your Data Center:

1. Maintenance procedures should incorporate best practices.
2. Locating a data center or choosing a co-location provider that is close to your operations has pluses and minuses.
3. Don’t take a cookie cutter approach to rating a data center.
4. Test the recovery side of your backup.

04-25-2014, 02:17 AM
Companies that are either buying or building data center capability should not take business-continuity and risk-assessment planning for granted.

04-28-2014, 02:30 PM
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07-15-2014, 11:55 PM
Datacenters generally have backup servers

07-17-2014, 06:31 AM
There are few key points which you should keep into your mind for the proper protection of Data Center such as Right temperature, humidity & hygiene, datacenter solutions harmonize and incorporate critical systems, avert business risks, produce fast, dynamic and secure services.Data center experts should be more proficient in devising and implementing adept solutions to ward off issues that might disrupt your IT infrastructure, business, and daily operations.

07-24-2014, 06:45 AM
As enterprise businesses transform their data centers and accelerate their journey to the cloud, they are also challenged to add services and capitalize on new business opportunities.

01-02-2015, 06:41 AM
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01-24-2015, 05:52 AM
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04-01-2015, 08:07 AM
While reliable infrastructure and efficient data access are two important pieces of an effective workplace recovery solution, a third, and usually most overlooked, is the human element. The stress of workplace relocation can take its toll on employees, leaving them stressed and confused. Keeping staff members happy and comfortable is key to maintaining productivity as well as a successful business continuity plan. For this reason, data centers can offer value-added amenities and features for their customers’ employees. Lam Cloud Management’s Cranbury data center, for example, features a fully-functioning technology campus, complete with a conference and trade show center, as well as a tech lounge, meeting and seminar rooms, fitness center and locker rooms, café, and more.

05-26-2015, 06:29 AM
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10-12-2017, 04:29 AM
>Nowadays it is considered a high priority to deploy as many intelligent security solutions to protect your data centers from threats and cyber attacks.

>Some ways to protect data center includes protecting data centers from threats that cannot be stopped by other security devices, protecting data center infrastructure connectivity, and detecting threats by looking beyond the borders.

>With a rapid growth of cloud computing, service-oriented architectures and rich internet applications, data center operations are becoming more dynamic. All organizations have to monitor data center operations interact correctly and each element of the data center is secure.

03-19-2018, 04:20 AM
Hello everyone,

i am sharing my recomendations to protect the data centers, you have to use the antivirus for your data centers which will provide high security for your servers.
Make sure you have to make backups and use very high end server for your data centers

04-04-2018, 08:03 AM
Natural disasters and technological disaster are different, that also depends on the location like Riverside, heightened in the building, pollution nearby data centers and etc.. these are physical things and technically like that if there is any power failure, how they support to us, ddos protection, virus protection and etc...

11-17-2018, 04:47 AM
Spyware, viruses, and network dangers get the majority of the attention, however, factors such as heat can be devastating to some organization's IT operations, and to server space equipment.

11-29-2018, 03:18 PM
It is necessary to have duplicate data centers.

12-19-2018, 04:51 AM
1. Leverage the Cloud for Safe Storage
Ensuring that vital data is safe during an emergency takes precedence in any disaster recovery plan. The cloud is the perfect DR backup solution for schools because it is often cheaper than emergency storage options.

“Leveraging the cloud for DR saves costs compared with traditional methods because compute and network resources are consumed only during an actual event,” writes Neil Bright, a research scientist and chief high performance computing architect at Georgia Institute of Technology, on EdTech.

Bright does caution that IT teams should consider the physical location of a cloud provider. If it’s located in a different geographic area from the school, it likely won’t be hit by the same weather.

Acronis Backup to Cloud is one option for a DR software that is intuitive for IT staff. It’s also versatile, since it can capture pretty much anything a school needs from operating systems and applications to specific program data or other folders.

2. Invest in Technology that Protects
Some companies have taken disaster proofing so seriously that they have created storage servers that are nearly indestructible. For example, ioSafe, a resilient storage provider, recently released the Server 5, which includes systems that can withstand 30 minutes of direct flame and spend three days underwater.

“Server 5 was designed to help organizations faced with increasing demands and limited resources to better protect their data, and can be used to build a complete disaster recovery and business continuity solution that ensures data is 100 percent protected and can be restored anywhere, anytime with or without an internet connection,” said Robb Moore, ioSafe CEO, in a DatacenterDynamics article.

Other companies, such as Turtle, have created waterproof and fireproof storage cabinets perfect for data centers.

3. Back Up More Than Your Data
While data can be backed up efficiently on the cloud, other precautions in the physical data center space can boost operability during a natural disaster such as a hurricane or blizzard. Data Center Knowledge suggests that IT staff make sure their physical data center is connected to a backup generator.

“Hurricanes or large storms don’t typically wipe out infrastructure, but they can cause widespread power outages for significant periods of time,” writes Clayton Costello, operations manager at CK Power, in the article.

Costello also recommends that IT staff make sure the backup generator is serviced regularly so it will operate without a hitch.

4. Think Outside of Tech for Recovery
For Beaverton School District in Oregon, one of the most vital components of its DR plan has nothing to do with technology.

As part of its holistic backup approach, the district created a big, red binder containing the backup plans for every department in the district. These binders, along with a flash drive of the same information are kept safely in the homes of school leaders.

05-08-2019, 05:32 AM
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1. Ability to create policies around all your information which enforces tighter security between applications running across data centers, segments applications between various business entities, and applies an overall white-list model to the entire data center.

2. Automatically enforce a dynamically created policy in the hosts, no matter where they’re deployed – on premise, in the cloud, or a combination of the two.

3. Monitor the system to make sure the policies that are in place are, in fact, enforced and more important, see who is trying to work around those policies to create security breaches within your data center.


06-15-2019, 05:49 AM
Data center security is the set of policies, precautions and practices adopted to avoid ... Physical security is needed to protect the value of the hardware therein.

07-05-2019, 02:40 PM
I would have to say some of the answers here are more set towards hardware specific and not data center specific.

These are two totally different things.
A Data center is a building so data protection minus security of physical access is the only data protection that should be needed.

1. Building security is #1
2. Access control, who is able to enter the area.
3. Locking cages, and locking racks. This is something we typically provide such as our New York data center (https://purevoltage.com/nyc-datacenter.php) we have our own suites or cages inside of data centers which provide an extra layer of security and protection.
4. Security cameras, this typically is recorder and stored on and offsite. Normally you will want at least 30-90 days of storage on this.
5. biometrics and facial recognition should be deployed so that someone with a stolen keycard can't access the data center.
6. Backup power with generators and UPS's along with redundant networks.

Those and a few more I'm sure I've missed are great ways to protect the physical data center itself.

If we are talking about data itself that's stored on servers this we could write a whole book on!

07-08-2019, 06:35 AM
10 Tips to Protect the Data Center.
Identify and Quickly Address System Failures.
Imbed Security Throughout the Data Center.
Know Where Your Gates Are.
KVM Switches Must Have Security Built In.
Consider How Your Devices Communicate.
Understand What You Have.
Find and Close Your Open Ports.