No secondary provision.?
Soon to be rebranded "HindSight UK"...
Insight Enterprise's UK website has been out of action for almost the entire day following an external power outage in Sheffield that took down its data centre in the same locale. The problems began just after 3.00am today, and El Chan understands that when the electricity returned, a surge killed the power protectors and took …
Used to happen to my old place of work all the bloody time, after a while we invested in a ups that was good for 4+ hours and much better switchgear for the mains.
(that and some solar panels to eak things out during the day if the power went.)
Anon. Because they weren't that v bad a bunch.
Quite possibly a bad configuration on their servers and AC which meant that once power resumed they all automatically started up again rather than a phased start up.
All those motors, fans and spinning disks might have drawn too much current all at once causing the failsafes to kick in. This might have been interpreted as the power not stable/another outage and then not resumed until they figured it out later.
Just a guess...
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