ULCC Black Building Test

Wednesday 28th October 2015

ULCC will perform its annual black building test for the data centre on 10th November between 07:00 and 09:00. This forms part of our annual proactive testing of our data centre fail-over capacity. This means the normal mains power feed to the data centre will be switched off, with the load being supported by the UPS (Uninterruptable power supply) units and generator for a period of 1 hour.

The so called 'black building test' is being done to ensure that the electrical support system operates as expected during a power loss situation and forms a key part of testing our contingency planning.  
Power to the data centre should be deemed at-risk although we are not envisaging any loss of service during the works, and a full engineering and maintenance team shall be on site during the testing process. Should any issue be identified prior to, or during the test, the whole test shall be aborted.