Despite the energy crisis caused by last month’s earthquake, Tokyo-based data centres have not faced many problems due to power shortages. However, this could change over the summer if the Japanese government implements rolling blackouts. Such blackouts may be performed by Japanese utility companies in order to preserve enough power for the entire nation.
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry received a letter warning of such problems from the Japan Data Center Council following last month’s massive earthquake. Blackouts would force data centres to revert to generators, thus burning up much of the fuel needed to keep the centres running properly.
Source: Hosting News