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More Level 3 woes

Posted by Paul Hone | 4 Oct 2013, 12:43 PM


Amidst a second outage at Level 3′s Goswell Road data centre, Paul Hone – Redcentric’s Data Centre Manager – sheds light on the damaging effect two UPS failures in six months can have on business continuity. As well as discussing the potential reasons for such an incident, Paul offers tips on how to choose a data centre which avoids these pitfalls.

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Safeguarding your business against telecom outages

Posted by Sean Paxton | 14 Jun 2013, 14:15 PM


Sean Paxton, our Product Manager of Networks, reflects on what has already been a bad month for telecommunications outages. While accidents do happen, Sean discusses the importance of network resilience and open lines of communication in the face of downtime, offering tips on how to safeguard your business against the effects of such incidents.

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Hotmail downtime and the need for judicious failover testing

Posted by Paul Hone | 15 Apr 2013, 15:24 PM


With the cause of the Hotmail meltdown having now been revealed, Paul Hone – Data Centre Manager at Redcentric, reflects on what we can learn. Despite the temperature rise being pinpointed as the cause for concern, Paul also explains the importance of regular failover testing, on full load, to prevent total outages.

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RBS downtime

Posted by Tim Wilkinson | 21 Mar 2013, 15:47 PM


RBS suffered another major outage this month, seeing card transactions and cash withdrawals fail for a large number of customers following a mainframe outage. Tim Wilkinson, Divisional Director of Customer Services at Redcentric, discusses the lessons we can learn from RBS’s recent troubles, including the importance of an in-house customer service team and the dangers of outsourcing such support.

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Level 3 data centre Goswell Road – more interruptions

Posted by Paul Hone | 18 Mar 2013, 15:53 PM


Last week, Level 3 Data Centre in London suffered yet another power outage, this time due to a failure on the UPS system that took out customer servers which were relying on the power supply. Paul Hone, Data Centre Manager, discusses Redcentric’s move from this facility into its own state-of-the-art Reading data centre, also offering efficiency and power advice to those looking for a data centre with true power resilience.

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Megaupset in the Cloud – but should businesses worry?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 12 Mar 2012, 14:13 PM


“It would be a massive blow if it all got deleted. It would be a massive part of my life just gone”. That was the Newsbeat-reported response of a Megaupload user who lost access to his painstakingly created audio files after the website was shut-down by US prosecutors over illegal file-sharing. The move affected both legal and illegal users alike.

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