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RE: Followup British Telecom outage reason
--On Monday, 26 November, 2001 6:28 AM -0500 Sean Donelan <[email protected]> wrote:
Its not even a matter of cost. A typical hospital spends less on their emergency power system than a Internet/telco hotel. The major difference is the hospital staff knows (more or less) what to do when the generators don't work.
That's probably debatable, however what is clear is that the standard deviation in Internet/telco hotel performance is far greater than that of hospitals, and it's hard to judge your (potential) vendor's capability of responding to an unplanned power situation in advance of one happening. Bizarrely, those who seem to get it wrong, don't seem to learn from their mistakes. Alex Bligh Personal Capacity