Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Disaster Recovery and Data Center Operational Continuity

Oct 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Grote zaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

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Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

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Dr Tony Wong (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


The RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facility (RACF) at Brookhaven Lab is a dedicated data center serving the needs of the RHIC and US ATLAS community. Since it began operations in the mid-1990's, it has operated continuously with few unplanned downtimes. In the last 24 months, Brookhaven Lab has been affected by two hurricanes and a record-breaking snowstorm. In this presentation, we discuss lessons learned regarding (natural or man-made) disaster preparedness, operational continuity, remote access and safety protocols, including overall operational procedures developed as a result of these recent events.

Primary authors

Mr Alexandr Zaytsev (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Carlos Fernando Gamboa (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Christopher Hollowell (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Costin Caramarcu (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) David Yu (BNL) Hironori Ito (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Jason Alexander Smith (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) John Hover (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)-Unknown-Unknown) John Peter Fetzko (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) John Steven De Stefano Jr (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Dr Jose Caballero Bejar (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Michael Ernst (Unknown) Mizuki Karasawa (BNL) Dr Ofer Rind (BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY) Saroj Kandasamy (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Dr Shigeki Misawa (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Dr Tomasz Wlodek (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Dr Tony Wong (Brookhaven National Laboratory) William Strecker-Kellogg (Brookhaven National Lab) Mr Xin Zhao (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Ms Zhenping Liu (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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