What is DataCenter & Disaster Recovery ?
A data center (sometimes spelled datacenter) is a centralized repository, either physical or virtual , for the storage, management, and dissemination of data and information organized around a particular body of knowledge or pertaining to a particular business.
Based on international standards, TIA-942 (TIA: Telecommunications Industry Association) the data center building is proposed under the following criteria:
- In addition to providing grid power for datacenter, they must also ensure that the system does not operate throughout the incident on power, thereby to provide additional backup power (UPS and generator room).
- Air conditioning system must be used Precision Cooling because the machines cold environment of data centers require very high temperature stability to meet the specific cooling rate for machinery and equipment operating inside in the Data Center.
- Data center will provide fire fighting system using fresh air for the server, network, central control room. Walls and doors capable of withstanding high temperatures for long periods.
- Raised floor system (optional), the floor is designed to ventilate the air conditioning system for providing computer equipment located above. The floor is also used to take away power cable and network cable.
- Security systems (access control system and camera) for the data center will use a card reader or biometrics to enhance security. CCTV systems can use the IP camera or analog camera to observe all activities inside the Data Center.
- Environmental monitoring activities regularly monitor the data center can prevent the problem from the smallest to avoid affecting the entire data center systems.
Compoment of DataCenter :
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) - sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP) or business process contingency plan (BPCP) - describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention.
- Uninterruptible Power Supply.
- Power Distribution Unit.
- Precision Cooling.
- Fire Protection.
- Access Control.
- Camera System.
- Raised Floor.
- Ground & Lighting Resistant.
- Rack & Cable System.
- Router System - Switch System - Security System.
Disaster recovery is becoming an increasingly important aspect of enterprise computing. As devices, systems, and networks become ever more complex, there are simply more things that can go wrong. As a consequence, recovery plans have also become more complex.