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Data Center Fire Calls Attention to Need for Detection and Suppression

Oct 6, 2016 9:17:00 AM Posted by Zach Nelson

A fire that erupted at Samsung's SDS facility in Gwacheon, South Korea—an IT service affiliate of Samsung Group that manages data storage servers for the group's companies—not only caused massive damage, but also crippled service to Samsung smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs for several hours.

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Data Center Outage Costs Delta $150 Million

Sep 30, 2016 3:48:29 PM Posted by ORR Protection

If you remember back in August, Delta Airlines had a major data center outage. In the end this cost them about $150 million, according to a Delta representative (Isidore, 2016). The large deficiency was mainly attributed to the loss of passenger revenue, although full financial repercussions are yet to be known.

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Data Center Fire Protection! A New Webinar Series for this Fall!

Sep 26, 2016 2:13:23 PM Posted by ORR Protection

After a successful webinar series this summer, ORR Protection is hosting a fall series that will discuss Data Center Fire Protection. This subject is of interest to many; data center fires are common and endanger computer systems, telecommunications, and storage systems. 

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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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