Aussie Data Centres Brace for Dust Storm Barrage

Data centres in Sydney and Brisbane have shut off external ventilation systems, restricted loading dock access and attended false alarms after a major dust storm choked the cities today. Macquarie Telecom, Equinix, ac3, manageNET and AAPT outlined a number of preventative measures taken in their respective data centres to prevent dust ingress. At least two major firms — Optus and CBA — confirmed false alarms had been set off in Sydney facilities due to high winds and dust particles in the air. But all reported they had come out largely unscathed from the storm, one of the worst on record

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