Business Continuity Planning for Data Centers and Systems: A Strategic Implementation Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 2, 2008 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Praise for Business Continuity Planning for Data Centers and Systems: A Strategic Implementation Guide

"Continuity is a primary business driver. This timely book offers a refreshingly honest road map to informed decision making by one of the mission critical industry's foremost real estate experts. It is a must-read for anyone thinking about 7x24."
--Gerald Gehm, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Gensler

"Ron is a knowledgeable player in the data center community with a great breadth of experience. He has assembled a terrific guide here that will be a valuable reference for anyone planning a major data center project."
--Joshua Rabina, cofounder and co-President, Sentinel Data Centers

"Ron Bowman's experience in data centers is unique among real estate development professionals. He offers a macro perspective on a holistic set of data center issues, from site selection to design to today's new energy challenges."
--Bob Morris, Principal, Corgan Associates

"I met Ron almost twenty years ago in a riser closet of a building that turned out to be one of the first intelligent or smart buildings in the NYC area. He is a strategic leader in business continuity planning and has been an invaluable resource for site planning and network implementation. This book is a must-read for anyone in the business continuity arena."
--Anthony J. Ontiveros, Vice President/GM, RCN Telecom Services

"An admirable and audacious effort to tackle a difficult and complex subject and make it enjoyable to read. A must for all professionals in the data center industry."
--Peter Gross, Chief Executive Officer, EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc.

How well is your business prepared to survive an interruption?

A must-read for everyone who wants to ensure the protection and continuity of their business, Business Continuity Planning for Data Centers and Systems is an invaluable "toolkit" for CEOs and managers who find themselves in the role of internal consultant on corporate business continuity planning.

Practical and much needed, this book removes the guesswork and frustration from the business continuity implementation project and provides essential guidance on how to develop, test, and maintain plans to handle emergencies, protect people, and ensure that business continues--come what may.
 

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Contents

A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 1 HOW WE GOT HERE HISTORY OF DATA CENTERS AND CURRENT CHOICES
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 2 ACTS OF GOD MISSIONCRITICAL INTERRUPTIONS AND MANMADE CHALLENGES
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 3 ORIGINS OF THE BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 4 FLOODING BE AFRAID BE VERY AFRAID
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 5 DATA CENTERS GROWTH VELOCITY
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 6 ENERGY USE IN DATA CENTERS GLOBALLY THROUGH 2012
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 7 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DATA CENTER SELECTION RECENT HISTORY
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 8 PUBLIC SECTOR LAWS GUIDANCE AND CONSEQUENCES
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 11 UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF COOLING
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 12 UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF POWER
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 13 GOING GREEN
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 14 NEW METHODS OF EFFECTIVE SITES ELECTION NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 15 CYBERTERRORISM
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 16 NEED FOR SPEED
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 17 FUTURE OF DATA CENTER EFFICIENCIESTHINK OUTSIDE THE GRID
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A Strategic Implementation Guide GLOSSARY
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 9 GOVERNMENTS ROLE SUMMARY OF NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION PLAN OF ...
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A Strategic Implementation Guide Chapter 10 TIER 4 BASIS OF DESIGN
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Ronald H. Bowman Jr. is the Executive Vice President of Tishman Technologies. He is a veteran real estate professional with over twenty years of expe-rience in directing leasing, consulting, construction, and management programs, both nationally and internationally. As Executive Vice President, he assists corporate clients with their technology and data center, construction, business continuity, and mission-critical facilities needs, and how they can enhance a company's real estate assets and operations.

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