*Potential* Service Interruption to UBC Core Networking & Phone Systems January 31st 2009 06:00-12:00
As part of the ongoing renovations to the Henry Angus building a new, interim emergency power generator is being connected to provide backup power the Henry Angus IT Hub Site while a new, higher capacity generator is being installed.
This connection requires that, for safety reasons, power be removed from all UBC IT systems located in Henry Angus for a period of about 20 minutes while electricians make the required connections. Extensive battery backup systems will still be running during this time, and as such no outages are anticipated.
This is a high risk procedure, and could potentially result in service interruptions for UBC data and telephone customers if a mechanical failure occurs. To ensure the most rapid response to any problems that may occur, UBC IT will have multiple staff on site during this scheduled outage, in conjunction with staff from Plant Operations and Scott Construction.