5 Lessons The Delta Outage Should Teach Us About Datacenter Security And Disaster Prevention
The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages - plus untold reputational damage to one of the world's most trusted airlines. All due to a catastrophic, cascading technical failure that apparently started with a "small fire" in Delta's datacenter.
Multiple news outlets have relayed this story about the fire, so I can't speak to how Delta has its IT network designed and deployed. But I can say three things for sure.