News

Reading Power Cut

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 13:04
Cloud Services

On the afternoon of Monday 10th August 2015 in Reading Town Centre, just a short walk from the Redstor Head Office, a potentially serious electrical fire resulted in a number of large office blocks being evacuated and without electricity for several hours and into the following day.

Other buildings nearby, including the Redstor HQ, had a very short interruption to their power supply, although Redstor have protection from our UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and therefore continued to work unaffected.

Due to Redstor's redundant facilities in Slough and Reading, even a lengthy power outage in Reading would have had no impact on the uptime of Redstor's cloud platform, however the power outage illustrates the importance of effective disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

One of the businesses up the road that suffered a lengthy power outage uses Redstor for offsite backup and cloud disaster recovery, thus they were able to restart critical business services in the cloud within minutes of the outage occurring, resulting in the outage having minimal impact on their business.

For other businesses without adequate DR protection, the outage was likely significantly more costly.

How would your business cope in a similar situation?

What would a day of downtime cost your business?

Recent Articles

Redstor_Wannacry_blog Ransomware

WannaCry A Year On

Ransomware attacks took up many headlines throughout 2016 and 2017 as their quantity and effect became widespread, costing organizations and... read more

May 16, 2018
Redstor_Equifax_leak_blog Disaster Recovery

Equifax – The Breach That Keeps Getting Bigger

Last year in September 2017 Equifax revealed that they had numerous data files stolen by hackers. The Credit Ratings agency initially at the time... read more

May 15, 2018
Redstor_future_lawyer_summit_blog Redstor

Redstor Looking Ahead At The Future Lawyer Summit

On the 29th May, representatives from Redstor will attend London’s Future Lawyer Summit, a highly regarded conference, as an exhibitor. The one-day... read more

May 10, 2018