Risk and Data Center Planning

Part of the Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy book series (SSRI)


In this chapter, we discuss the issues regarding risk related to data center planning. Organizations are dependent on computing services, which may become unavailable due to the manifestation of threats. These threats include natural disasters, man-made disasters and accidents. Prudent risk management is required to provide for continuation and recovery of operations in the event of a disruption. Risk assessment necessitates an in depth knowledge of the organization and a thorough analysis of the potential events which may have a negative impact on the data center and the associated computing services. Strategy development is discussed as well as preparedness, mitigation, exercises, response and recovery.


Data center Business continuity Risk assessment Threats Business impact analysis Strategy development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management, Iona CollegeNew RochelleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Accounting, Business, Economics and FinanceMuhlenberg CollegeAllentownUSA

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