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.






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.





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.









Chatsworth Products helps Anthem transform legacy data centre

As the second largest managed health care company in the United States, Anthem Inc.’s primary and largest data centre was experiencing growing pains typical of many legacy data centres—ensuring newer, higher-density equipment would have enough space, power and cooling—while keeping costs down. The company turned to Chatsworth Products (CPI) for a total service and product solution.







Proact’s health care team supports Revalidatie Friesland

Revalidatie Friesland has selected data centre and cloud specialist Proact to provide an enterprise-class platform for its electronic health register application, ChipSoft HiX. Proact has designed and implemented a comprehensive infrastructure solution to ensure that this critical application is underpinned by high performance architecture that can offer high availability.




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