When your data centers vanishes

Your company has SLAs in place, servers and databases hosted in a reliable data center with redundant power, many days/weeks of backup generator fuel, etc. You're set, right?

Companies who had used a data center called Core IP Networks, recently raided by the FBI, are suddenly finding themselves with nothing. No data center, no servers, no backups, no data and a therefore a lot of angry customers (who may not remain customers for long).

Matthew Simpson, CEO of Core IP Networks said: "If you run a data center, please be aware that in our great country, the FBI can come into your place of business at any time and take whatever they want, with no reason."

Lesson of the day? Check your options before putting all your eggs in the same basket.

Src1: Company Caught in Texas Data Center Raid Loses Suit Against FBI | Wired.com
Src2: FBI Defends Disruptive Raids on Texas Data Centers | Wired.com

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