In an attempt to prevent Coronavirus from spreading, many cities have shut down all non-essential businesses and have enacted travel restrictions until at least April 1. Because of these measures, many people are working from home and avoiding contact with crowds of more than ten people. This self-quarantine has changed the way that most businesses operate daily, including data centers.
This uncharted territory could cause several problems for data centers. One issue is that networks might not have the infrastructure in place to keep up with employees working remotely. While we work to supplement our infrastructure to facilitate the influx of employees working remotely, many IT networks are still unstable. Outages and downtime will likely occur.