[LINK] virgin blue outage II

Ash Nallawalla ash at melbpc.org.au
Tue Feb 22 21:42:06 AEDT 2011

> From: Steven Clark

> to my mind, not having a substantial ups capability built into data centre
> infrastructure is just as bad as having no back up of your data, or no
> alternative hardware available - seems the event of unexpected events is
> unexpected that expecting any expectation of them is not to be expected

I can't be specific, but a rather well-publicised crash owing to power
outage was at a data facility whose UPS also decided to fail at the same
time. Sometimes, you think you have all that UPS peace-of-mind but it is not

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