A Heat Dome Hits Virginia: One Data Center's Story
Extreme weather is a physical security threat to assets and operations for which gates, guards, and guns provide no defense. In part one of a three-part series, Security Technology contributor Andy Bochman shares a fictional account of a meteorological event, a “heat dome,” descending in the summer of 2025 near the town of Ashburn, Virginia, and the ripple effects that follow.
Ripple effects continue after more than 45 data centers in northern Virginia experienced partial or complete failure under the stress of last July’s fictional heat dome, Calcifer. Explore the ramifications in part-two of our cover series.
In the catastrophic wake of 2025’s Heat Dome Calcifer, six influential people—three senior U.S. government officials and three business executives—have gathered in a Washington, D.C., speakeasy during a blizzard to discuss the future of reliability regulation for the data center industry.
Samuel Redman studies where crises and museums intersect, and he found that crisis moments rarely occurred in isolation.
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