back to article IBM’s Cloud just ruined a perfectly good lunchtime by losing power to a few racks in Australia

IBM’s Sydney cloud data centre lost power in “multiple racks” today. An incident that struck at 11:50 AM local time rolled on until 2:15 PM. Which probably ruined a perfectly good lunch hour for sysadmins and locals who fancied some work-from-home shopping as they brushed crumbs off their keyboards. “We were offline for hour …

  1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Facepalm

    NO-POWER Servers

    The Register understands the advent of POWER servers is IBM’s big play for business in the region and beyond...

    They were probably piloting a new line of "NO-POWER" Servers that defy laws of thermodynamics and dreamt up by the IBM Marketing people

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If it crashes it isn't cloud.

    Where's a good service continuity planner when you need one?

  3. Sparkus

    Oh, if only IBM had a cadre of experienced reliability engineers with a careers-worth of knowledge...

    Oh, yah, that........

    1. FILE_ID.DIZ
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      Well..... I guess what is the definition of 'career'.

      IBM just wants young and cheap, and that is still their (individually) careers-worth of knowledge.

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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    “There was no indication that there was an issue and the support team had no idea.” Indeed, the user received email notification about the outage after it was fixed.

    So, you could say that IBM support was (Horatio puts on sunglasses) ...in the dark.

  6. Neoc

    If the users are taken out by a simple power outage, then what you are (badly) running is a data-centre, not cloud provisioning.

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