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Data centre design and the introduction of ‘unreliability’

Posted by Paul Hone | 13 Nov 2013, 00:00 AM


As more and more redundancy is added to a data centre complexity increases and you’re adding more points of possible failure. Mike Christian of Yahoo! made a wonderful point when he said, “Something as simple as a border router failure can effectively knock an entire building of compute offline, regardless of how many generators it has”. There’s no doubt a Tier 4 data centre has many level of redundancy, but does that really make any difference when faced with catastrophic failure?

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Bank holiday and business continuity

Posted by Paul Hone | 28 Mar 2013, 15:40 PM


Paul Hone, Data Centre Manager at Redcentric, discusses the importance of business continuity in the face of an extended bank holiday. Relaying his own experience of on-site disaster, Paul offers all savvy data centres his top tips for ensuring that the bank holiday weekend remains problem-free.

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Highlighting the issue of business continuity

Posted by Paul Hone | 5 Feb 2013, 16:57 PM


This Sunday saw 71,024 fans flood to the New Orleans Superdrome to watch the biggest US sports event of the year, the Super Bowl. And broadcast live in over 180 countries, it is estimated that 100 million people watched the event in total.

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