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Old water tank houses hurricane-proof data centre

After dismantling the city's data centre and moving it three times to avoid hurricanes, the IT team for the city of Altamonte Springs, Fla., decided to try a different approach. Instead of spending millions of dollars to build a facility that would keep water out, they relocated the data centre to an existing structure that was originally designed to keep water in -- a 770,000-gallon water tank.

 

Larry DiGioia, director of information services for the central Florida city of 45,000, says the move made perfect sense. The dome-shaped tank offered 8-inch-thick walls of reinforced concrete and was situated only 100 feet from City Hall, where a single server room housed the city's previous data centre.

 

Source: Computerworld

 

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