How Safe are Data Centres?

Yesterday morning, millions of websites were off-line as fire raged through a data centre in Strasbourg.  OVH is the fourth largest web-hosting provider in Europe (after AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud), and operates four data centres on the Strasbourg site.  One 500m2 data centre was destroyed and another was damaged in the blaze; the […]

PNC Data Loss – Where are the Backups?

Many of us woke up in the UK this morning to the story that, unbelievably, 150 000 records had been erroneously deleted from the Police National Computer.  The data loss, which occurred during a regular weekly purge of data, has been attributed to a coding error which has now been rectified.  Reassuring as this may […]

More Information Emerging about Delta IT Outage

Thousands of air passengers around the world were left stranded last Monday after a power cut in Atlanta caused Delta to suspend flights across the US, Japan, Italy and the UK.  Flights resumed six hours later but more than 740 flights had been cancelled and delays persisted as the backlog of passengers was cleared.  Had it […]