Tony Beveridge

Expect the Best, Prepare for the Worst

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Most organisations believe that they have their company critical data processing kept in a resilient facility – indeed most third party data centres and Cloud/Hosting services will often boast about their Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) and Stand-By Generators, but how many really test these out…I mean really test them? Reading the horror stories of IT failures that frequent the internet blogs, it is frightening at just how many facilities have a catastrophic power failure and cause the customer no end of pain even risking their financial survival.

Vtesse Cirrus believe that the customer’s trust is paramount and strives to make as certain as is possible, the integrity of its resilient infrastructure – That is why on Saturday 26th January, without fuss or to-do, the incoming power to the Vtesse Cirrus facility was inflicted with a controlled interruption with the multiple UPS’ and dual Generators running the entire site for four hours. All of this was done under the watchful eye of the experienced Vtesse Cirrus M&E Team and with the knowledge of the site customers – The end result was confirmation that all of the systems work completely to the design specification.

No one can ever be 100% certain that systems will never fail, but the sort of testing that Vtesse Cirrus are prepared to do minimises the risk of electrical failure taking down the customers IT equipment.

The success of this procedure begs the question as to why all suppliers don’t conduct such exercises, and we believe the answer is quite simple – Most organisations are not that confident that their systems are robust enough, to risk the potential failure. So they keep their fingers crossed and hope that the systems will never be tested in anger. And that is the difference between Vtesse Cirrus and many other suppliers – We believe in our systems and are prepared to demonstrate that our design, implementation and operating practices are as good as we say they are.

If you would like to discuss the procedure we adopted to test our electrical infrastructure, please feel free to contact us.

Tony Beveridge

About Tony Beveridge

Tony joined Vtesse in March 2011 to help market the new Data Centre service, now branded as Vtesse Cirrus. Tony gained experience in this area whilst working in technical and sales roles within the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery industry. Tony has worked in many market sectors including finance, retail and manufacturing, on both a national and international basis.

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