Data Storage: Data Loss Disasters, Clever Recoveries From Kroll Ontrack in 2011
Kroll Ontrack, a longtime provider of data recovery products and services, has compiled a list of its top 10 data loss disasters and seemingly miraculous recoveries every year since 2004. It's always interesting reading. The Minneapolis-based company uses hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques to help businesses and consumers recover lost or corrupted data from all types of operating systems, devices and storage media. From human error to natural disaster, this annual list of real data loss situations compiled by Ontrack Data Recovery engineers from more than 30 Kroll Ontrack offices around the globe, reveals data loss is often inevitable, but not necessarily permanent. Hopefully, you won't see yourself in any of these stories.
When a lightning strike caused a fire that sent a famous Caribbean island home up in smoke, the computer servers were burned and then doused with water by the fire squad. The media then corroded while the building sat idle until it was safe to re-enter. In the end, the triple whammy of a lightning strike, fire and water damage was overcome in the Ontrack Data Recovery cleanroom.