Flood Plains

The single largest threat to a data center is the invasion of water whether from a water sprinkler or a natural cause (e.g. flood).

Choosing a data center that is well above the X (500 year) flood plain designation as determined by the NFIP and accessible from the FEMA website represents the best protection against the likelihood of a natural water threat to your data center operations. For this reason, AiNET data center sites are specifically chosen to lie at or above the 500 year, X flood plain.

Note that many data centers operate in the 100 year and even riskier flood plains. Placing mission-critical applications in such locations constitutes unwarranted and, quite likely, unsuitable risk.