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California’s wildfire mitigation is a risky gamble

California’s wildfire mitigation is a risky gamble

On the evening of Wednesday, 9 October, Pacific Gas & Electric began the process of cutting off the electricity supply for 2.4 million Californians in order to diminish its wildfire risk. Meteorological forecasts suggested dry, gusty winds in certain areas, increasing the likelihood for fires starting. Given its dependency on the weather, PG&E has notRead more

What was the cost of Friday’s UK power outage?

What was the cost of Friday’s UK power outage?

Power outages have significant impacts on business continuity. They lead to reduced foot traffic, damaged perishable inventory, and an inability to process payments or communicate with customers. The three-hour outage in England and Wales on Friday, 9 August, demonstrated the scale of disruption these events can cause. One million households across the UK were affectedRead more

Lights Out at Amazon

Lights Out at Amazon

Tuesday, 28 February, saw “high error rates” in multiple AWS services in the US’ eastern region. These began in the S3 service provided by the US-East-1 North Virginia site before spreading to other services hosted by US-East-1 including CloudWatch, EC2, Storage Gateway, and WAF (web application firewall). Disruptions to the S3 Service, which allows clientsRead more

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