Instor Solutions, a San Francisco Bay-based provider of data center infrastructure solutions, recently introduced its Data Center Earthquake Protection Service. Designed to help data center facility owners and operators avoid downtime and rebuilding costs, this offering employs ISO-Base™ Seismic Isolation Platform Technology to future-proof data centers from seismic disruptions.
As the exclusive Bay Area provider of the ISO-Base™ Seismic Platform, Instor is positioned to assist co-location providers and enterprise data centers with the preservation of their mission critical operations should an earthquake hit the region. The seismic base isolation solution works by decoupling away strong seismic ground motions and vibrations from a structure, eliminating or drastically reducing the path through which damaging shock waves and vibrations can travel. This is an alternative to the practice of bolting the data cabinets to the floor.
Allowing for a multitude of design and layout options, each plank assembly of the ISO-Base™ Seismic Platform includes a top and bottom platform with two Ball-N-Cone™ isolators, with planks connected with tubing into a front channel. The front load feature of the product allows for easy assembly and the flexibility to add additional planks as data center needs change.
“Technology and our relationship with it have changed since 1989 and we are all now inextricably tethered to the Internet and the data we share across it,” said Jack Vonich, vice president of sales and marketing for Instor Solutions. “If an earthquake with the severity of Loma Prieta were to strike again, how many data centers in Northern California would survive? It’s critical for data center owners and operators to be proactive when it comes to seismic events and I’m pleased that Instor now offers a solution to mitigate this threat.”
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