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.








CNet launches Distance Learning Data Centre Sustainability Program

Designed and written by the global leaders in data centre technical education, CNet Training, in close collaboration with leading data centre professionals from across the globe, the Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) program is set to be in high demand.


Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust awards three year maintenance contract

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading designers and builders of modular data centres, containerised data centres and refurbishment of any existing data centre, has been awarded a three-year data centre maintenance contract at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust.





Crestchic supplies state-of-the-art loadbank to University of Chester’s flagship Energy Centre

Crestchic 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.



85 per cent of organisations report they could not survive for longer than four weeks without mission critical IT systems

Six weeks since the TSB crisis and new research from business continuity and disaster recovery provider, Databarracks, has revealed that 85 per cent of organisations say they would struggle to survive if there was a loss of mission critical IT systems for longer than a month.


Make it modular

There have been many rumblings of late that centre around the demise of traditional standalone UPS systems and the market longevity of these. It is undeniable that the market is saturated when it comes to centralised UPS. Technology seems to have plateaued and the performance delivered from different manufacturers has become fairly ubiquitous. This has meant that manufacturers are now having to compete on cost and subsequently, judging from the latest industry figures, are making less profit.






What's in a UPS?

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) solutions can now be found in all business environments. From large data centres through to small SME’s and home offices, UPS systems are a critical element in all power protection strategies.








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