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Fire in BT Data Centre

Fire Causes BT Data Center Outage

Fire in a network room of a telco building in Belfast, UK, caused a BT data center outage Wednesday morning, affecting numerous customers, including government agencies.

The fire was reported at 6 am local time, and firefighters extinguished it quickly, but turned off power to the entire data center as soon as they arrived, one tenant in the data center, a service provider called Tibus, wrote in a blog post. The facility was re-energized sometime after 1 pm, but it took Tibus staff until Thursday morning to return their systems fully back to normal.

Among other affected customers were public transportation company Translink, the Police....Cont

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