In February 2021, Texas was devastated by a sudden and unexpected cold snap. Prolonged frigid weather led to massive power failures, millions without clean water, and loss of life. In a nation already under considerable strain and scarcity from the COVID-19 pandemic, the extreme weather only exacerbated a dire situation for millions. We at Netrality extend our deepest condolences to all who have been affected.
Data Centers Must Be As Disaster-Proof as Possible
Natural disasters are unavoidable. Extreme weather, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and other unforeseen events are always possible and can wreak havoc on communities and businesses. Since no market is immune from outages and natural disasters, it is critical that data centers be designed to prevail against worst-case scenarios and have resources available above and beyond normal safeguards.
Netrality’s colocation facility at 1301 Fannin in Houston experienced no outages and maintained 100% uptime for critical and essential services throughout Winter Storm Uri. This was due to its fail-safe structural design, prudent planning and forecasting, adherence to established best practices and documented compliance with industry standards and regulations. We were also able to open our facility to tenants, customers, employees, and their families for safe shelter, as we have done during prior natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.
Why 1301 Fannin Maintained 100% Uptime
Our Houston facility’s data center and office spaces are intrinsically secure, ensuring business continuity for both office tenants and data center customers. As owner and operator of our facilities, Netrality has a unique ability to provide fail-safe solutions for any organization seeking data center or office space in a building designed to ensure business continuity under the most extreme circumstances. 1301 Fannin features:
- Redundant physical layout with duplicate core operational components
- N+1 generators and N+1 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems
- 65,000 gallons of fuel on-site, providing two weeks’ worth of sustained power
- Flood-proof foundation, built outside the designated 500-year floodplain
- Fortified windows that can withstand 200-mph winds
- Showers, bedding and weeks of ready-to-eat meals in stock for prolonged periods of sheltering
Netrality Assures Business Continuity
Netrality takes pride in supporting the communities in the markets we serve. Our actions and results throughout the recent winter storm are a testament to our team’s commitment to providing safety and business continuity to all of our tenants and customers through proactive planning and unparalleled physical design. Both office and data center tenants within 1301 Fannin can rest assured knowing Netrality provides reliability, security, business continuity and a safe, COVID-19 compliant environment for their data, offices, and employees. Contact us to learn more.