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Data Center Fire Protection: Adapting to a Constantly Changing Environment

Aug 30, 2016 11:54:15 AM Posted by Lee Kaiser

This article was previously published in the 3rd Quarter 2016 Issue of Fire Protection Engineering Magazine. You can download a copy of this article here. For more on this topic, click here to register for the Data Center Fire Protection Webinar Series.

Data center designs have become a playground for creative problem solvers and new products. The areas of information technology, electrical power, and equipment cooling—The Big Three—seem to be reinvented every five years. This constant reimagining of the data center is driven by the need for a larger capacity to serve software and data demands as consistently as possible with zero downtime. 

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Fire Protection Webinar Wrap Up: What You Need To Know

Aug 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM Posted by ORR Protection

With online reporting systems, air sampling detection systems, and story sharing over social media, the Fire Protection community is constantly advancing alongside the technologically advanced world we live in. ORR Protection is at the forefront of these advancements and has expanded to bring the Fire Protection community into the world of webinars that can be remotely accessed anywhere with a WiFi connection.

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Top Causes of Fire Detection System Failure

Aug 18, 2016 11:18:49 AM Posted by Zach Nelson

Fire alarm systems are in place to do two major things; detect fire and alert occupants of the fire while giving them enough time to vacate the area. It is ideal that these always function properly and detect fire, but there are a few situations where that is not the case.

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Delta Air Lines Flight Cancellations Caused by Data Center Fire

Aug 11, 2016 12:16:59 PM Posted by Paul Nelson

Headlines August 8, 2016: Travel nightmare for fliers after power outage grounds Delta

Headlines August 9, 2016: Delta's Big Headache - Day 2


On August 8, Delta Air Lines grounded all flights nationwide–domestic and international–due to a power failure at its Atlanta data centerAccording to Ars Technica the outage appears to have been caused by a fire. While the outage only lasted six hours, over 1000 flights were cancelled, leaving over 250,000 people stranded in airports.

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