Download White Paper: The Threat of Space Weather to Data Centers
Natural disasters routinely cause catastrophic structural damage, interrupt utility power, eliminate normal telecommunications services, shut down water supplies and disrupt natural gas delivery. However, the latest threat originates not in Earthly weather patterns, but rather in outer space – in the form of geomagnetic storms.
While these storms have typically cycled with relatively little impact, the aging and overloaded North American power grids coupled with predictions of the most powerful space weather in recorded history will likely produce a “perfect storm” for disaster. Now is the time for mission-critical professionals to harden their facilities against the dangers of space weather.
This white paper covers:
- How strong geomagnetic storms, predicted for the current solar cycle, are likely to affect technology on Earth.
- Why the overloaded North American power grid could exacerbate problems for data centers in the US.
- How to prepare and harden your data center against the threat of space weather.