AFCOM survey shows August 14 blackout affected one-third of the U.S. data centers.

As if fighting hordes of hackers and crews of motivated network intruders was not enough headache for data center managers, they are now the first line of defense against such security threats as blackouts and hurricanes. According to the latest survey by AFCOM's Data Center Institute, the August 14 power failure affected almost one-third of the nation's information technology (IT) grid.

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