Reply to post: Re: failure to think it through

The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

Nunyabiznes Silver badge

Re: failure to think it through

We as IT are (of course) in the basement. The facilities guru has decided in all of his wisdom that we are the only office not to have access to the generator or emergency lights. When the power goes out we have to fumble around for our cell phones (most of us have our own rechargeable LED flashlight at our desks now) so we can find our way over to the data center so we can shut down the whole shebang right quick because although the racks go through UPS to the generator, he refused to have the HVAC for the area added to the generator. Reason? The generator he specified didn't have enough power to run the C-level HVAC and our HVAC. At least they'll be comfortable twiddling their thumbs while waiting for the power to come back on so they can get back to work.

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