Just over ten months ago, my wife called me from home with eight used pregnancy tests staring at her from the bathroom trash can. Without hesitation, she uttered, “I’m pregnant.” My first words were every man’s first words in that situation upon hearing this unexpected news – “you’re what?” A weird concoction of excitement and fear pulsated within me as one thought continuously raced through my mind – “Oh (expletive). I’m gonna be a father.”
Luckily for my wife and I, parenthood didn’t start overnight. We had nine months to prepare for a drastic change in our lives. But unfortunately, the same does not apply to your business. Unexpected events won’t give you a call to let you know when they’ll arrive. So when disaster strikes –- and it will –- is your data center provider prepared? If your answer begins with “um” then you need to continue reading this blog.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and more all threaten your data center, which is why it is imperative that your data center provider is prepared to handle any event that threatens disruption to your critical business operations.
Here at Internap, we have created an eBook on the six essential keys to disaster preparedness that you should look for in a data center provider:
- Disaster-resistant design & infrastructure
- Documented response plans
- Mock disaster drills
- Preventative maintenance
- Communication best practices
- The right people
These six factors are crucial for any data center provider that wants to be prepared for unexpected emergencies.
Unfortunately for me, Internap has yet to develop an eBook on Daddy Preparedness. If they had, I would have been more prepared for explosive diapers and lack of sleep.
Maybe, just maybe, with enough parental responses to this blog, Internap may one day compose a guide on how to prepare for fatherhood. And with me only being four weeks into it, I need all the guidance I can get.