data center power outage
Posted by RJ Tee on April 16, 2015
On April 6, the unthinkable happened in Washington, D.C.: The lights went dark in the White House when a local power transmission line failed and sent a cascading power failure across our nation’s capital. Fortunately, the White House’s backup power generator kicked in almost immediately, which was able to restore power. However, several federal buildings and surrounding academic institutions were left without electricity for several hours following the event.
- Power Distribution & Monitoring
Posted by Josh Schaap on August 21, 2016
Google recently learned the hard way about what can happen when Mother Nature strikes near your data center. Their facility was impacted when a series of four lighting strikes hit the power grid which connects to its Belgium-based data center. The strike caused the building to experience unexpected power loss, thus causing its backup power supply to kick in.