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IT downtime not itself going down, power failures most common cause

Alexander Caplan

User Error

“Power failure” as in…

1) Incorrectly commissioned uninterruptible power

2) Ignored failure of redundant PSUs

3) Stale UPS battery packs

4) Poorly maintained diesel generators

5) Leaks from incorrectly commissioned fire suppression

6) Failure to properly balance power loads

I’ve observed them all over the years.

And a host of other totally unrelated and avoidable issues noted down as “power events”.

In essence, the vast majority of outages result from human error/negligence.

A problem that’s likely to only get worse as tenure of experienced staff decreases — along with the conscientious of the next gen of “worker”.

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