Miami, FL, July 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In preparation for the 2010 Hurricane season, MyDataCenters.com staff has announced its results of their Florida Data Center hurricane preparation and disaster recovery capabilities.
“Once the official forecast for the 2010 Hurricane season was announced, we knew it was our responsibility to our customers to ensure that the data centers we provide recommendations for are fully prepared to handle the potential catastrophic power failure and flooding,” says Paul Roberts, Marketing Manager for MyDataCenters.com.
Mr. Roberts refers to the forecast from NOAA of 14-23 named storms with 8-14 being hurricanes. Some Florida hurricane tracking experts are calling for a potential of 5 hurricanes making landfall on the peninsula in 2010.
MyDataCenters.com evaluates and monitors 45 data centers in Florida. The purpose of the monitoring is to provide Colocation quotes to companies who are looking for Data Center services.
My Data Centers staff conducts 3rd party audits of these data centers by touring each one and evaluating their preparedness based on criteria such as Power Redundancy, Network Redundancy, Flooding protection, building architecture, Network Operation monitoring and staff knowledge.
My Data Centers conducts the audits on the premise of anonymity so as to keep the results unbiased and free from any outside influencers.
“The results of our review met our expectations.” Says Roberts.
My Data Centers reported that out of the 45 Data Centers audited, 26 of these met minimum requirements to withstand a Category 2 Hurricane initial damage with 10 days of post hurricane power redundancy.
Out of those 26, 13 data centers were rated to withstand Category 4 hurricanes with the appropriate power redundancy.
As for Category 5 hurricanes, My Data Centers identified 6 facilities in Florida that met or exceeded the appropriate requirements. South Florida fared the best with 3 of these facilities.
“Although we are pleased with the results, comparing this information from our 2009 audit, we were surprised to find that improvements hurricane preparation was not evident,” says Roberts.
My Data Centers does not publish the specifics on each Data Centers rating. The reviews are conducted based on the experience and training of their staff and does not take into account claims or certification standards a particular Data Center may have.