Hurricane Laura – the most powerful storm to hit Lake Charles – damaged many renowned businesses and companies in the area, with the 150mph winds affecting almost everyone. In this critical situation, everybody (including the mayor Nic Hunter) is trying to recover the damaged area and help people who have been impacted.
The high winds had a particularly damaging effect on data center infrastructure all around the Lake Charles area. Given this, telecommunication company TRG Datacenters saw an opportunity to assist those companies affected by Hurricane Laura by using their expertise to get them back online.
Within 36 hours, TRG had managed to assist these 27 Lake Charles-based businesses and help thousands of people get back online to continue their working structure.
Read on to see how TRG were able to help get businesses back online after Hurricane Laura devastation.
The Right Tools for the Job
In total, TRG were able to help 27 businesses to shift their working structure from their previous locations straight to TRG Datacenters’ Houston office.
Collaborating with NetDepot, a team travelled to the ravaged area to pick up servers from their previous locations to integrate them into their datacenter in Texas.
NetDepot installed internet connections to all servers while TRG provided the setups using seven cabinets, fibres and 50 cross-connects to allow affected businesses to get back online within just two days.
In order to prioritize the rehabilitation of the destroyed businesses, the datacenter undertook the rescue mission on an ad hoc basis.
Using the Colo+ product service, TRG were able to handle the migration of companies as well as setting up their infrastructure in time for thousands of workers and 27 companies to get back to work.
One of the best tools at their disposal was their Last-Mile Delivery model. Through this model, TRG arranged cabinet setups for these affected companies by using their very own intact hardware.
For businesses whose infrastructure during a crisis, minimizing downtime is of the utmost importance – and doing so relies on having solutions available to you that will allow (and can successfully handle) short-notice migrations. When faced with natural disasters, where physical damage to buildings and equipment is a real possibility, being able to rely on a colocation datacenter to quickly resume your working structure is a useful option.
For data centers, being able to help out local businesses in times of crisis requires your facility to be effectively equipped to deal with sudden and unexpected migrations. This not only involves having available infrastructure, but it also involves having a delivery model that can fully take on arranging and setting up hardware to get affected businesses back online as soon as possible.
This post was contributed by TRG Datacenters, the first data center to make colocation easy, fast, and reliable.