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Recovering From A Data Center Fire in 16 Hours

A data center fire doesn’t have to be a showstopper, according to Robert Von Wolffradt, the Chief Information Officer for the state of Iowa. He shares the state’s experience in a Feb. 18 incident affecting its primary data center. Read More

The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

Lightning can be a hazard to data center uptime, as illustrated by power outages at Amazon and Microsoft data centers in Dublin. (Photo by dagpeak via Flickr)

There was a wide range of causes for data center downtime in 2013. The year’s major outages covered the spectrum, affecting clouds, companies, payment networks and governments at the federal, state and local level. Here’s our list of the Top 10 outages of 2013. Read More

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