Hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes—how can you be sure your servers and other critical infrastructure will escape nature's wrath? With data centers located in some of the safest areas of the nation, placing your critical data in a Cheyenne data center has never looked better.
Though the average cost of an outage varies widely by your industry, in 2017, the analyst firm IDC reported that 50 percent of businesses never recover after an outage and 90 percent go out of business within two years.
Many data centers—and cloud deployments—are located in heavily populated, disaster-prone locations, like coastal regions. The maps below detail the risk of natural disasters in major metropolitan areas, including earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Even if one of these disasters doesn't damage the data center, it can cut power for days at a time. Be prepared. Keep your infrastructure intact.
Wyoming is one of the most reliable power grids in the country, as ranked by Eaton in their annual Blackout Tracker (PDF) report. The state reported only 16 outages in 2016, averaging just 29 minutes.