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UPS failure behind Equinix LD8 data centre outage

A UPS failure was behind the data centre outage at Equinix’s IBX LD8 data centre on Tuesday that caused network issues for a raft of customers.

The former Telecity facility is home to the London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges with over 700 members including ISPs such as BT and Virgin Media.

Issues at the London data centre were first reported around 4am Tuesday morning and impacted companies including Giganet, Epsilon, SiPalto, EX Networks, Fast2Host, ICUK.net, and Evoke Telecom apologised to impacted customers throughout the day on social media.


Microsoft to ditch diesel backup power by 2030 to meet carbon negative commitment

Microsoft has detailed how it plans to meet its ambitious goal of becoming carbon negative by 2030.

The pledge, made by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, President Brad Smith, and Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood in January, is the most sweeping carbon commitment made by any company.

At the time, Microsoft said it was working on an initiative to reducing its carbon, water, waste footprints and promote biodiversity, but offered few details on what this initiative would entail.


Rolls-Royce snaps up Belgian UPS firm Kinolt

Rolls-Royce power division has acquired Belgian UPS firm Kinolt as the company seeks to strengthen its power portfolio for mission-critical systems.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems already has a sizable back-up power generation business through its product and solutions brand MTU, but has eyes on becoming a full-service provider of integrated solutions.


Schneider Electric extends Easy UPS 3-phase UPS range up to 600kVa

Schneider Electric has expanded its Easy UPS 3-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) range to 500 and 600 kVA (400V) for external batteries.

The new Easy UPS 3L is aimed at medium and large commercial buildings, data centres, and light industrial UPS applications where critical equipment needs to be protected from power outages, surges, and spikes.


Riello UPS extends NextEnergy range with 500 kVA edition

Riello UPS has expanded its NextEnergy (NXE) series with a more powerful 500 kVA model.

Riello said the new NXE 500model incorporates the latest transformerless technologies to deliver TÜV-certified operational efficiency up to 97 percent in online UPS mode, helped by its Efficiency Control System which minimises wasted energy at partial loads.