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Global Switch Data Centre Power Outage 14/7


The Global Switch Data Centre in Pyrmont, Sydney is probably the best data centre in Australia in terms of specification, size and performance. I actually host this site in the Global Switch Data Centre + a many others. I have always been impressed by their professional attitude, tight security and quick acting remote hands if needed.

However yesterday (June 14) a contractor working in the data centre accidentally triggered the fire system which shut down some UPS (uninterruptible power supply) units, which impacted Level 2 of the data centre.

This meant any servers that only had one power supply connected may have went down for a short period of time.

This just goes to show, even the best systems and providers can experience ‘unlucky’ issues like this – and in a large scale environment make sure you have adequate backups in place whether that be redundant power supplies or redundant network feeds.


David Cowling : Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and another blog dedicated to Instagram news. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au

  • Assad

    Data Center.. epic fail?











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