CablingInstall's Weekly Top 5: Data center fire grounds Delta Air Lines; Panduit heralds expansive R&D center launch

Aug. 26, 2016
Also: Google Fiber To Go Wireless?; UL declares EZ-Path firestop pathways to be maintenance-free

Here are the top 5 trending stories at from the past week:

Report: 'Small fire' in data center may have sparked Delta Air Lines computer outage
Delta's problems started early on a Monday morning when a piece of an electrical component at its Atlanta headquarters failed, CEO Ed Bastian told The Associated Press.

Panduit heralds launch of Jack E. Caveney Innovation Center The company's comprehensive R&D complex in Orland Park, IL houses advanced copper, optics, data center, and industrial automation labs.

TechTimes: 'Google Fiber To Go Wireless? Underground Fiber Optic Cables Proving Too Expensive And Time-Consuming'
Online reports speculate that Google Fiber could be looking at a significant change of direction, as the company steps back to re-think rollout plans in several metropolitan areas including Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles.

UL declares EZ-Path firestop pathways to be maintenance-free
According to STI, the third-party evaluation report affirms that EZ-Path is maintenance-free because it contains no moving parts and requires no independent action to provide the fire and smoke sealing function.

Data center fire protection options illustrated
Recent technology slideshow by SecurityInfoWatch focuses on how "although there is a low probability of fire in data centers, a small fire in a single piece of electronic equipment can result in huge damage and costly interruption of IT operations and services."

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