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Amazon Data Center Root Cause Analysis

Posted in amazon, availability, cloud-computing, data-center, outage, power-analysis, power-delivery, redundancy, root-cause-analysis, servers on December 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Amazon follows through on data center outage with root cause analysis. …

… “Prior to completing the repair of this unit, a second component, used to assure redundant power paths, failed as well, resulting in a portion of the servers in that availability zone losing power. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Amazon Identifies Cause Of Outage

Data Center Solar Impacts

Posted in data-center, power-delivery, power-management, solar-impact on December 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center managers have to manage power consumption, work with their electrical supplier(s) to sustain reliable power delivery, and plan for outages and impacts. In this case, understanding the sun’s impact is necessary. …

… “So data center managers need to keep an eye on space weather, just as they keep an eye on terrestrial weather. ” …

Via CIO: Solar Grid Impact

Intel Wafer Fab Data Center Retrofit

Posted in air-conditioning, air-flow, cooling-system, data-center, intel, power-delivery, retrofit, tour, video on September 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off