Re: I know I'm clutching at straws but..
I keeping forgetting that it's impossible to converse with you.
"Well, I obviously know a lot more about highly-available datacenter design than you or your mates at PRQ"
If you say so. I'm sure it's all very obvious how highly skilled you are.
"I'm sure you do if all you have worked with is the cheap end of the hosting business. "
Did you miss the bit where I mentioned that one of these instances was in BT's flagship datacenter in Cardiff? One of the others was L3 in Lehman St., London, the other L3 DC in Goswell Road has had it's issues as well. How about the C&W DC's, Tesco's DC's?
These aren't tin-pot datacenters. They haven't all had the same failures either, but they have _all_ had failures of some kind. Most of the time the ones I know about haven't even made the technical press.
"Those of us with more expensive toys to play with ask a bit more than just one feed and diesels"
You're head is so far up your own arse I expect you save a fortune on dental check-ups since you can probably see the back of your teeth.