In our more than 175 global IBX data centers, we have seen the ramifications of not leveraging dual power redundancy, even when it was available. We encourage all our customers to take advantage of the power distribution redundancy that is built into our IBX infrastructures.
It’s one of the data center world’s oldest debates: What’s best for a data center design: raised floor or slab floor construction?
National Security Agency, Adm. director Michael Rogers recently warned of “a digital Pearl Harbor.” An example of this would be an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, in which, according to Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, terrorists could detonate a nuclear weapon in earth’s atmosphere, sending out a powerful current that could disable all electrical equipment for thousands of miles.
At Equinix, we’ll never be surprised by what any storm brings, but we’ll never stop preparing for the unexpected, either.