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Virgin goes back to the manual after system crash

Feb 16, 2011, 22:33 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Beer)

"This latest computer crash, which looks to be as serious as the 2010 fiasco, will place more question marks around the integrity and robustness of the .NET based Navitaire New Skies system which claims to be able to handle load spikes and scale easily as passenger volumes increase.

"The crash also raises questions about the level of redundancy built into Navitaire, which is supposed to provide back-up systems in the event of failure.

"At last report, the back-up systems had kicked in and the systems were once again up and running. However, no reason has been given as to why the outage ran into hours."

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