Prepare for ‘partial failures’ of IT infrastructure like Visa outage

Visa’s letter to the Treasury Select Committee, documenting details behind the recent outage which left millions of people unable to complete card transactions, reinforces a critical challenge that organisations face when exposed to a ‘partial failure’ of IT infrastructure. This is according to Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks.




Crestchic supplies loadbank to University of Chester’s flagship Energy Centre

Crestchic, the world’s largest specialised loadbank manufacturer and rental company, has supplied the University of Chester with a nominally rated 300 kVA restive/reactive loadbank. This has been installed at  its research and development facility at the Energy Centre situated in Thornton Science Park. The contractors for the project, A+B Engineering, selected Crestchic for its specialism in this area.













Hitachi extends Cloud Managed Services

Hitachi Vantara has expanded its Hitachi Enterprise Cloud family of fully managed private and hybrid cloud “as-a-service” offerings, including new options for deploying cloud-native application environments. These new as-a-service offerings accelerate data center modernization and help ensure customers realize the maximum value of Hitachi technology through outcome-based services.





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