Date Added: Jul 2009
National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA)'s critical disaster recovery site was devastated by the blast at the Buncefield Oil Storage Terminal on December 11th 2005. The shock waves from the initial blast had tossed the NPIA's heavy eight foot cabinet servers through the air. The S170 mainframe computer was badly damaged. The Fujitsu had chosen to recover theirs system. 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.