Datacentre disaster lessons

As a system administrator, the health and status of your datacentre is at the forefront of your mind. But how often do you think about the needs beyond server status and bandwidth?

As a system administrator, the health and status of your datacentre is at the forefront of your mind. But how often do you think about the needs beyond server status and bandwidth?

In this episode of Patch Monday, we examine what happens when the ability of generators or the status of air conditioners fall by the wayside.

First up, we look at the TransGrid outage that caused Sydney-based Equinix to have a datacentre outage, yet other Sydney-based datacentres remained unaffected.

This is followed up by the horror story of a Queensland Health datacentre, which started with an electricity brown-out and cascaded until 75 per cent of applications were down due to an air-conditioning failure.

What's your worst datacentre experience? Let us know below in the talkback.

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