When the NPIA’s mission-critical disaster recovery site was devastated by the blast at the Buncefield Oil Storage Terminal on December 11th 2005, Fujitsu pulled out all the stops to ensure the site was up and running again as quickly as possible.
Fujitsu started a Europe-wide search for a replacement of the out of production mainframe
the NPIA was using within two hours of the blast. Once found, this was shipped to the UK and installed at the main site.
The operating systems were then installed and within a few weeks the NPIA had a fully functioning system, precisely the same as it was before the disaster - a development site, a test site and a back-up site.