Well it looks like Hurricane Harvey will be upon us soon.rnrnHere are some things that you can do to be prepared ahead of the storm.
Online PR News – 25-August-2017 – Katy, TX – Hurricane Harvey will be hitting the coast of Texas shortly and there is likely to be a high level of flooding in our area, along with power outages and surges.
There are some things that you can do ahead of the storm to prepare your IT equipment so that you can minimize any data loss and prevent down time next week.
Since the storm will hit over the weekend, we recommend that all non essential computers are shut down and moved off the floor. This way if there is flooding your computers will be protected.
If you cannot shut it down then try and make sure that they are high enough that flood waters will not affect them.
It is also important to have all computers, servers and phone systems connected to a battery backup UPS system, not just a surge protector. There is likely to be a combination of power outages and surges that will wreak havoc with electronic equipment like hard drives, motherboards and power supplies.
Having your computers connected to an Uninterruptible Power Supply will ensure that your computers systems will stay on during short power outages and will be protected against power fluctuations.
It is also a good idea to ensure that both your local and offsite backups are up to date. In the case that you have a catastrophic failure you need to ensure that your data is in a safe place that you can recover from should things go wrong.
In addition to your computers, your network equipment like Routers, Switches and Modems are all connected to UPS battery backup Systems as well.
After the storm has passed we recommend not turning on your computers straight away as this is when you are more likely to be affected by surges.
If you have any queries you can always contact Impress Computers on 281-647-9977.