by Brianna Crandall — October 23, 2015—Instor Solutions, provider of global data center infrastructure solutions, formally announced this week the company’s Data Center Earthquake Protection Service. Designed to help data center owners and operators avoid expensive downtime and rebuilding costs, the new offering utilizes ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform Technology from WorkSafe Technologies to future-proof mission-critical data centers from seismic disruptions.
With the recent passing of the 26th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.9 and centered within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, Instor wonders how many data centers in Northern California would survive an earthquake of such severity, and says now is the time for data centers across California to reevaluate their earthquake disaster strategies and look at the availability of proactive protection plans.
As the exclusive Bay Area provider of the ISO-Base Seismic Platform, Instor is well positioned to assist colocation providers and enterprise data centers with the preservation of their mission-critical operations should an earthquake hit the booming tech region. The seismic base isolation solution works by de-coupling 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.
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.
For more than 25 years, Instor Solutions has offered data center infrastructure solutions. Instor’s business has expanded to include complete data center fit up services from project management, electrical build-outs, structured cabling design and builds to containment system design and installation, rack power and more. Instor’s specialized “data center fit up” process can reduce build time and costs by more than 30 percent versus traditional build models, says the company.