Friday, September 25, 2009

Aussie data centres brace for dust storm barrage

from Nearshore Journal:

>>Aussie data centres brace for dust storm barrage - ITNews

Data centres in Sydney and Brisbane have shut off external ventilation systems, restricted loading dock access and attended false alarms after a major dust storm choked the cities today.

Macquarie Telecom, Equinix, ac3, manageNET and AAPT outlined a number of preventative measures taken in their respective data centres to prevent dust ingress.


Equinix Australia managing director Darren Mann said there had been no customer visits to the data centre as a result of the storm.

Mann said the facility had changed the sticking mats at entrances more frequently to catch any dust off pedestrian traffic moving in and out of the suites.

“We also limited the opening times of delivery shutters,” Mann said.

Air conditioning vendors were also on-site to conduct visual checks of the air filters, he said.

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