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Re: Transformer takes out datacenter (Reno, NV)?
On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Bruce Robertson wrote: > Power was indeed off to the entire building, and ATGs generator was involved > in the explosion, so kudos to ATG and Worldcom for having enough batteries > to last the night. > Hi Bruce- Just a clarification, but ATG's generator was not involved in the transformer explosion. The fire department cut off all the generators in the building for safety sake and would not let us turn them back on until they made sure they wouldn't backfeed/cause more problems, so we were stuck on battery until they cleared us (which makes sense, we certainly don't want to cause more problems). It was about 7:30 when we were allowed to turn back on the generator. For those who don't know, 200 South Virginia in Reno is one of the few (if not only) "carrier hotel" in Reno, it has ATG, SBC, MCI, as well as several local ISPs in it. It also has (or had) a Genuity pop, although I don't know if they're still there or not. www.rgj.com has a few pictures of the building. -Scott ATG