Infrastructure

OPINION: Was the Delta Air Lines failure linked to outsourcing?

Posted: 08/18/2016 - 23:54

Last week, Delta Air Lines faced a technical hitch. On the surface it wasn’t an enormous problem - a power outage at their Atlanta data centre caused a switchgear to fail (like a circuit breaker in your home). However, the backup systems didn’t come online correctly and the failure of this one piece of equipment then caused a complete shutdown of the Delta IT systems globally.

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