One of the most critical factors in protecting your critical data and avoiding downtime is your data center’s ability to withstand natural or man-made disasters and acts of terrorism. The term “hardened data center” is used to describe computer room facilities that are designed to withstand these catastrophes.
The most common type of hardened data center (and many believe the best type) is a reinforced concrete structure. Reinforced concrete offers the best protection against tornadoes, the most common natural disaster in the Midwest. Reinforced concrete also offers excellent protection from earthquakes.