Whether it's snow, flooding or lightning surge, severe weather can lead to unexpected power outages that can cost thousands and bring business functions to a halt. Since these disasters can often strike with little to no notice, it's important to be prepared for any possibility. After all, it's better safe than sorry.
Spread out your data centers
If possible, it's highly recommended that you keep several data centers. If your company can't afford downtime, then don't keep all of your data in one place. That way if there is an outage, only one location may suffer. Research locations and consider ones that will be less susceptible to the wrath of Mother Nature.
Monitor the weather reports
While many disasters can come unexpectedly, it's still a good idea to keep an eye on weather reports. If there's a major snowstorm, lightning storm or hurricane heading in your general direction, you'll know that you and your team need to be on high alert.
Document your emergency procedures
Document operational and emergency procedures and make sure your employees know them ahead of time. In the event of a major storm, you're going to want to send your employees home, or better yet tell them not to come in until the storm blows over. You can set up an email list, a phone tree system, a bulletin board, or any other way of notifying your team. There's no need for anyone to risk his or her safety.
Prepare your equipment
First, you need a UPS system. Only UPS systems provide your hardware with emergency power in the event of a disturbance. UPS systems offer the best power protection solutions because they conserve energy, they kick in automatically, and they can identify power problems before they happen.
Downtime can cost your business thousands of dollars and customer loyalty. At Custom Networks, we can help with your power outage protection and provide your company with UPS systems that will prevent downtime in the event of an outage. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you prepare your system to avoid disaster.