We had a brief outage this evening.

Our servers are hosted in a Globix facility. Their main and backup A/C chillers for the main datacentre room failed. Shortly after that their main routers handling the pipes to the outside world shut down as they overheated. This took out every customer hosted at that site and quite a number of them had to shut down their whole operations until the A/C came back up, to avoid overheating. We were comparatively lucky and our servers kept going and came back online as soon as the network was restored.

I understand there were a lot of rather unhappy engineers queuing up to get the keys to their racks. [from: JB Ecademy]

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