How To Guard AgainstBy Doug Bartholomew | Posted 2007-10-01 Print
When the data center at one of the country's biggest co-location facilities experienced an unprecedented power outage, bringing nearly half its customers down with it, the entire industry learned some painful but powerful lessons.Massive System Failures">
GUARDING AGAINST MASSIVE SYSTEM FAILURES
Although the root cause of the outage is rare, the lessons gleaned from the experience are useful for data center managers seeking ways to guard against massive system failures:
Headquarters: 365 Main St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (877) 365-6246
Business: Data center developer and operator providing mission-critical operations and business continuity for tenants
Senior Vice President, Operations: Jean-Paul Balajadia
Financials: NA (privately held)
Challenge: Maintain the company's post-outage record of 99.9967% uptime across half a dozen data centers around the U.S., including the San Francisco facility
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