Get Started Today!  (813) 749-0895    SEARCH SITE

IT Professional Services and Business Continuity

Symmetric Engineering Group Blogs

Things That Go Bump in the Server Closet

b2ap3_thumbnail_spooky_technology_400.jpgHalloween is a time to conjure up things that give people the creeps. Scary sounds are just one way to send shivers up the spine. Sounds like, howling werewolves, zombie groans, chainsaws, and bloodcurdling screams are enough to make you want to run and hide. Yet, there’s one sound that’s the most terrifying of them all, and it’s coming from your server room!

What noise is that? Do you hear it? Lean in and cup your hands over your ears and you’ll hear it... faintly at first. “Click. Click. Click.” It’s an odd noise, so you decide to go in and investigate it further.

You enter the server room and flip on the light, only to have the bulb instantly go out. It’s dead. Now you’re in a dark closet that’s illuminated only by the light coming from the power-on buttons on the front of your server units. And you’re alone. Or at least you hope so.

Your eyes slowly adjust and you make your way to the back of the closet, using your ears and the clicking noise as your guide. The sound becomes increasingly louder with each step... CRASH, BOOM!, RAWWR! You jump back, nearly knocking over a server rack.

“What was that!” you scream. It doesn’t take long to realize that you accidently stepped on Mr. Buttons, the office cat. He was napping next to a server unit, and now he’s limping around and meowing loudly.

As you apologize to Mr. Buttons and shoo him away, you realize that, in doing so, he trotted across your path--a very bad omen. You take a big gulp and then continue on toward the clicking noise, taking baby steps.

The clicking noise gets louder with each step, and that’s when you hear it--a new noise that’s worse than the first. “Griiiiiiiiind!” It’s a noise you’ve heard before. Your heart sinks because you know exactly what it is and how much money it’s going to cost you.

Yep, you just witnessed a hard drive crash, and now your gut is experiencing a deep, sinking feeling.

You stare at the disabled server unit in disbelief. It’s now making zero noise. All the while the little light on the front of the unit flashes red, eerily illuminating the dark room.

And that’s when it hits you, the scariest thing that could happen to you on Halloween, you realize that your data isn’t backed up, which means that all of your important files could potentially be gone forever! “Noooooooo!”

Please, scary stories like this keep us up at night. We hope that you protect your business’s data with a managed, properly tested backup solution. Symmetric Engineering Group’s BDR solution backs up data up to every 15 minutes and stores it securely offsite in a (not-so) haunted cloud. Want to learn more? Give us a call at (813) 749-0895.

Have a safe and happy Halloween from Symmetric Engineering Group.

Professional Sports Add The Internet of Things to ...
Tip of the Week: It Seems Counterproductive, But T...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, October 18 2019

Captcha Image

Search

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Latest Blog Entry

One of the most - if not the most - critical resource your business relies upon is your workforce. Your employees are what keep your operations, well, operational. As a result, they are one of your most important resources to maintain as well. They are human beings, and with...

Latest News

SEG Awarded Small Business of the Year Award!

Symmetric Engineering Group was awarded the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Small Business of the Year Award for their understanding technical service and support throughout the Tampa Bay area

Read more ...

Account Login