If, as statistics indicate, more than 80% of business disasters are caused by preventable or avoidable events, the importance of practicing “proactive continuity”—e.g. the strategic integration of disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives with operational initiatives—becomes clear.

A facility’s infrastructure resilience is a significant factor in that site’s potential exposure, or resistance, to process interruption. This analysis is conducted via a site tour and non-forensic interviews that evaluate over 400 distinct actionable areas of the site’s infrastructure and hardening that can have direct positive impact on resistance to process interruption. The following major categories are reviewed: site selection, building exterior, building architecture, parking area, inter-floor access controls, data center design, utilities: telecommunications, water, gas, electrical, electrical-mechanical systems, thermal control, detection and protection, physical security.

These analyses can be extended to include a more in-depth analysis of the facility’s power, HVAC, structural capacities, wiring, connectivity, circuit allocation, utilization rates, maximum capacities, existing headroom, thresholds, UPS and generator (as applicable) capacities and lifecycles, etc. This in-depth analysis is geared towards explicitly defined mitigation and will pinpoint existing risks associated with these facility components.