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How to Properly Manage Data Center Emergencies

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    Identify a Communications Team

    The customers housed within data centers need to be kept apprised during an event, so that they can manage their risk profile. A dedicated communications team will coordinate internal and external communication and free up the local team to resolve the issue.   

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How to Properly Manage Data Center Emergencies

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    Identify a Communications Team

    The customers housed within data centers need to be kept apprised during an event, so that they can manage their risk profile. A dedicated communications team will coordinate internal and external communication and free up the local team to resolve the issue.   

Properly managed data centers are highly reliable — a key trait considering they house large volumes of critical business data required for everyday operations. Given that downtime can cost businesses thousands or even millions of dollars, these assets need to be consistently monitored and managed to protect against severe weather, natural disasters and even human errors.

As data centers continue to expand their digital footprints with more interconnected solutions, it's more critical than ever that proper systems and protocols be put in place for any type of emergency that might arise. In this slideshow, Asa Donohugh, director of property operations at Digital Realty, highlights nine steps that data center property managers need to consider to ensure data centers are properly cared for, especially in a culture that promotes transparency and safety.