There is currently a storm over the Bolton area (with very nice fork lightning!) which has caused a brief power outage this evening around 7pm UK local time.
Our UPS units continued to operate during the outage with no loss of power to the datacentres, and our generators started to take over the load if required.
This was not required as the mains was restored within a few seconds.
Our generators returned to their idle state after a few minutes once mains power stability was confirmed.
Should there be any further outages, the generators will re-start automatically. The process to transfer power to generator in a mains fail situation is fully automated.