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How can we protect mission-critical systems?

(Transcript) Data centers store and control information critical to a company’s mission. Behind the scenes are servers and storage units that must be kept safe. While there is much legitimate concern about external threats from hackers and other bad actors, physical damage can also occur from internal catastrophes.

Fires can start anywhere in your facility, and the type of fire suppression system in the data center may be inadequate or non-existent. Data equipment is delicate and subject to damage from fire, smoke, high temperatures, and water damage. If a fire starts outside the data center area, the sprinkler system in other parts of the facility may be unable to fully extinguish the fire due to malfunction or being overwhelmed by the intensity of the flames. FIRELOCK® server vaults safeguard this mission-critical infrastructure with Class 125 protection.

The UL Class 125 1, 2, or 3-hour fire rating means that when a vault is subjected to temperatures exceeding 1700°, the internal temperature of the vault will not exceed 125° for the rated number of hours or more. This is well below the temperature at which digital media are damaged or destroyed. These media include backup tapes, data cartridges, CDs, diskettes, and microfiche.

FIRELOCK® fireproof modular vaults are rigorously tested by a third-party, nationally-recognized laboratory, resulting in the highest ratings in the industry. Don’t risk losing critical, irreplaceable media and equipment to fire and other damage. Request a free estimate from FIRELOCK® today!

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Since 1982, FIRELOCK® has been the world’s leading manufacturer of media-rated modular vault chambers. Unlike poured-in-place concrete vaults, FIRELOCK® vaults are constructed from individual panels, filled with a heat-resistant ceramic material, and they are lightweight, movable, and expandable. When combined with current high-density storage systems, FIRELOCK® vaults offer extremely high space efficiency at a considerable cost advantage per cubic foot of storage. The value of assets stored in FIRELOCK® vaults today reaches hundreds of billions of dollars and ranges from priceless animation cells and World Wrestling Entertainment videos to pharmaceutical research records and U.S. Department of Education student loan information.

With a FIRELOCK® vault, you invest in the highest-performing vault on the market today to ensure the protection of your most vital records and irreplaceable items. You gain the ability to store microfilm, computer media, file servers, and paper in one location, as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing that all the environmental- and fire-protection elements are in place.

FIRELOCK® has been in business since 1982, and we have installed over 2000 vaults around the world. Because of this broad experience, we know how to build a vault that will provide you with maximum protection today and the flexibility to grow with you into the future.