Why does this still happen?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by satcomer, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  2. JamesMike macrumors demi-god


    Nov 3, 2014
    It also occurred last December I believe.
  3. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    The US had a control center near Chicago go down when a disgruntled employee or contractor set fire to it or a computer room associated with it. No backup there either.

    I imagine it's a cost thing. Imagine how much it would cost to have a fully functional room capable of handling the needs of an ATC zone the likes of London's Heathrow approach or Chicago's O'Hare? Not only is there the initial cost to build the room but the cost every time there are system upgrades/updates, 2x of EVERYTHING.

    Now, what they SHOULD have are double or triple redundant power feeds, coming from different segments, and backup generators in case ALL incoming feeds go down. That takes care of the power issue but doesn't account for loss of the space such as happened in Chicago.
  4. djmodifyd macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2008

    There was/is a backup for incidents like what happened in Chicago. Why do you think the delays lasted only a couple days, yet the facility that was taken down was offline for 17 days?
    Backups just don't happen instantly for something as massive as that.

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