When a major thunderstorm rolled through Indianapolis last week no-one would have expected problems at the new state of the art football stadium. Unfortunately, problems is just what they got when three roof drains failed dumping water into the stadium damaging walls, carpets and the datacentre.
Several feet of water entered the datacentre when a drain on the brand new Lucas Oil Stadium's northeast corner cracked. The datacentre, while not fully populated, houses the telephone systems, networks and was in the process of commissioning new hardware.
A spokesman for the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority said that this would not delay the opening and that it was too early to know why the failure had taken place.
Anyone care to suggest that a datacentre assessment should have been carried out?