New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs
In Boyers, Pa., a recently opened 2, 000-sq. -ft. data middle has been purpose-built to protect against an electromagnetic heartbeat (EMP), either generated by a solar storm or perhaps a nuclear event. The company that built the facility isn’t disclosing exactly how the data center was built or what materials were used. But generally, it did say that the structure has an inner skin and an outer skin that use a mix of thicknesses and metals to provide EMP protection.