25 July 2022  — 
Eric Swotinsky

European data centers running hot

An ongoing heatwave in Europe has sent temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius / 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Among other problems, this has stressed cooling systems at various data centers across the continent. Oracle and Google have both had to contend with heat-related failures in their UK cloud data centers.

Whether due to heatwave, tornado or floods, severe weather events can render your data inaccessible for unpredictable stretches of time. This must be considered as part of your business continuity planning.

The cloud backups in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud ensure that valuable data is not lost in a disaster situation, while the disaster recovery capabilities allow you to spin up virtual machines in the cloud — or switch over to other data centers without disruption — keeping your business up and running.