With loss of life in the dozens and cars and houses being destroyed by the thousands, the impact from Hurricane Harvey has been felt throughout Houston and its surrounding areas. And the damage does not stop there.
Tech companies have been subject to some of the same issues and annihilation. Obviously, computers and water do not mix well, so damage has been extensive to those caught within the flood plain.
Fortunately, most data centers are housed outside the flood plain because of good forethought, but even NASA has been bailing water, as Johnson Space Center took on significant flooding during the storm.
One of the many problems presented by natural disasters is that one never knows where trouble will strike next. Sure, you may be safe from a hurricane if you are inland, but you may have to deal with flooding just the same (or other threats like high winds, fires, fallen trees, or tornadoes).
All of this underscores the notion that offsite data backup is an essential business practice. A flooded office can turn the machines from any company into expensive paperweights. And backup generators require fuel that may or may not be available in abundance when trouble arrives.
Where would your data go if your office flooded? SIO customers know the peace of mind that comes with offsite backup. Contact us today to find out how easy it is for you to enjoy the same peace of mind!