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Claire Bonilla, director of Microsoft's disaster response effort, points out the small rack of servers and storage that Microsoft uses to coordinate its response to global disasters.
CNET recently got a peek at the rather ordinary Microsoft conference room, located in a ground-level building at company headquarters in Redmond, Wash., that serves as a war room during disasters.
Microsoft's OneResponse portal, which helps aid groups coordinate efforts in a disaster, doesn't look like much, but that's the point. The SharePoint derivative is designed to work on even the poorest of Internet connections.
A small collection of servers and storage sits in Microsoft's Building 25, ready at a moment's notice to serve as the collaboration portal for aid groups to coordinate disaster response.
Microsoft coordinates its disaster efforts from a rather mundane conference room in Building 25, which also serves as home to many of Microsoft's collaborations with partners.