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British Airways data centre outage a ‘tragedy’, says CEO

The British Airways data centre outage, which saw thousands of holidays disrupted over the three-day weekend, has been described by BA’s CEO as a ‘tragedy’. The IT failure, which has clipped £500 million off the value of parent company International Airlines Group (IAG), saw BA cancel 75,000 flights to global locations over the busy bank… Read More


Driving monitoring efficiencies in the data centre

Robert Faulkner of Server Technology argues why you can’t improve what you don’t measure in the data centre… There are many data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software packages available today, but very few have enjoyed significant success due to the bearish nature of monitoring every detail of a data center. Most organizations are demanding that… Read More


Smart home power management débuts through national grid

Data transmission across the national electricity grid is now a reality, using a newly-developed system from a UK company. The Grid Data and Measurement System (GDMS) allows for immediate and effective demand-side adjustments to power consumption by smart devices connected to the grid. Reactive Technologies created the GDMS as a way to send data to and from… Read More


White paper: Disaster Recovery in Virtualised Environments

In today’s always-on, information-driven organizations, business continuity depends completely on IT infrastructures that are up and running 24/7. The costs of downtime are huge and data loss can put a company out of business. Data loss is not only caused by natural disasters, power outages, hardware failure and user errors, but more and more by… Read More


White paper: Why Li-ion is becoming increasingly attractive for data centre applications

While traditional Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries have been the preferred choice for use in backup power supplies for data centre, offering a better trade off between price, energy density, power, safety, and reliability, decreasing costs now mean that Lithium-ion alternatives could, in fact, provide greater benefits over a system’s lifetime. Driven by a growing… Read More



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