[LINK] NSW data centres

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Jan 13 09:32:12 AEDT 2010

At 07:48 AM 13/01/2010, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

>THE NSW government has received 17 submissions from organisations
>interested in consolidating the state's 130 large and small data centres
>into two environmentally friendly facilities.

Basic question. If there are only 2 centres, granted with less energy 
consumption (a good thing), what happens when there is a catastrophe 
at one of them? Does that mean that half the data activities 
[translate: half of all state functions since the reliance on data 
access is a fundamental requirement to operate] will just stop?

There is some value to having distributed activities. What happens 
when half the state breaks? Or will there be so little result that 
we'll find out that we didn't need all that in the first place?

[can we also say "te***rist target?]

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