1. Fire at Ford HQ shuts down on-site data center

    Fire at Ford HQ shuts down on-site data center

    A fire in the basement of the US corporate headquarters of automotive company Ford forced it to shut down its on-site data center. 

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    1. Data Center Design:

      Construction and Infrastructure, Container, Data Center Outages, Monitoring, Power and Cooling
    2. Policy:

      Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint, Carbon Reduction Commitment, Carbon Tax, Emissions
    3. Power:

      Biomass, Fossil Fuel, Fuel Cell, Geothermal, Hydro, Nuclear, Solar, Wind
    4. Application:

      Cloud Computing, Grid Computing
    5. Technology:

      Microblogging, Networking, Servers, Storage, Supercomputer
  2. Quotes

    1. The fire at an electrical substation interrupted power to Ford World Headquarters and the adjacent Ford Credit office buildings, as well as to one of the company's main data centers that the company and its dealers use to report and track sales.
    2. While battery backups worked as intended to protect data saved in the system, the lack of full power resulted in the data center being shut down for most of Monday's business day, and dealers were unable to report final-day sales.
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