Hardware and power backups are important, too. A typical lightning flash is about 300 million volts and 30,000 Amps. Most surge protectors and lightning mitigation tech won’t prevent 30,000 Amps from frying critical hardware like servers and computers. Having replacement hardware on hand is expensive, but it’s highly recommended by the cybersecurity experts at NTG to have a few machines disconnected from power during a storm so that business recovery efforts can begin expeditiously in the event of disaster. Power backups or auxiliary power, especially for critical hardware, will most likely come into play, even during less powerful storms. Batteries, UPSs, and generators are viable power backup options. Power outages and output can be monitored by a dedicated managed services provider like NTG, greatly aiding recovery efforts and disaster mitigation so you can get back to normal in no time at all.