Today we had the pleasure of swapping datacentre tours with Sun Microsystems. While we’re not quite on the same scale as Sun we always aim to impress and asked Wayne Horkan, their UK CTO, to perform our weekly generator test.

That means cutting off all mains power to the UPS suite and waiting for the black smoke and roar of our generator kicking in! Yes it worked, and there is nothing like throwing a datacentre kill switch to put a grin on any IT professionals face…

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