When natural disasters strike, lives and livelihoods, businesses, and property are at risk. For businesses and organizations that rely on data centers, these events can mean costly interruptions in operations unless proper steps are taken to protect centers from the effects of storms and other natural disasters. Studies show that taking steps to prepare for disasters in advance is well worth the effort. In January, the NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences) released the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, which showed that for every $1 spent on hazard mitigation, the nation could potentially save an average of $6 in future disaster costs.

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