Friday data center tidbits.

First up today is the story about the University of Pennsylvania overheating its data center due to human error. What can we all take away from this fiasco? Don’t mess with equipment that you don’t have an engineered maintenance plan for, monitor your data center so you know BEFORE environmental conditions get out of control, and turning the cooling back on is a better option than shutting the whole thing down. There’s a data center bozo of the day award in the mail,

Second up, it turns out that Microsoft knew of the Internet Explorer vulnerability that was used to attack Google way back in August of 2009. Do you feel like trusting Microsoft with ANYTHING in your data center?

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