Power Outage Hits London Data Center

It’s already been a tough month for data center uptime. Customers of a Level 3 Communications data center in London were knocked offline last by a UPS failure. The downtime knocked dozens of companies offline, according to The Register, which has details from the incident report. “Power technicians have discovered 4 bus-bars scorched on the UPS system which caused the AC power failure,” it reported. The incident, which has been confirmed by Level 3, appears to have lasted about five hours.

For more details, read the full story at The Register.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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