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RE: Followup British Telecom outage reason

  • From: Alex Bligh
  • Date: Mon Nov 26 19:16:54 2001

--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

Alex Bligh
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