Is Your Data Centre Infrastructure Safe? by John A. Herbert

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Google’s IT data centre infrastructure was damaged by lightning [http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33989384] the damaged resulted in some data loss.

Kelcroft conducts data centre audits, and we always find opportunities for improvement.

Kelcroft data centre audit discovered faulty lightning protection, Kelcroft

Data Centre Lightning Protection

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Lightning Protection installation defective

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Lightning conductor covered by aluminium cladding

Kelcroft discovered the data centre backup system had no battery

Data centre emergency backup system had no battery connected

Investigations after data loss and downtime reveals the problems, periodic independent audits is the only tried and trust method to check that your mission critical systems are protected, and to ensure your data is safe.