Glasgow City Council data center has crashed the previous day halting all the IT systems operating in the premises. The cause of the data center crash was probed to be a fire accident and that was due to a faulty air conditioning unit setting off its fire suppressant system which triggered a powerful blast of gas shattering the building.
According to “The Register” the powerful blast caused damage to various equipment in premises, including the IBM storage array, which hosts the data for many of the council’s systems. It includes the Microsoft Exchange email system, the social work client database, and the council tax and benefits systems.
As per the latest reports, the systems are down still and many of the staff members are offering services through manual support. But the best part is that all the systems are backed up and disaster recovery services were activated by the end of the day.