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December 2022

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.

A Heat Dome Hits Virginia: Things Fall Apart

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.