North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

RE: San Francisco Power Outage

  • From: Raymond L. Corbin
  • Date: Tue Jul 24 22:42:01 2007

We also have weekly backups where 100% of the load for our entire
company is put on the three generators. Everything inside the building
is put onto the generators power, this way we can test for faulty UPS's
etc and ensure the generators are working etc. I don't believe that they
don't have a similar setup.

Ray Corbin

[email protected]

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
Patrick Giagnocavo
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 7:57 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: San Francisco Power Outage

On Jul 24, 2007, at 6:54 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> I have a question: does anyone seriously accept "oh, power trouble"  
> as a reason your servers went offline? Where's the generators? UPS?  
> Testing said combination of UPS and generators? What if it was  
> important? I honestly find it hard to believe anyone runs a  
> facility like that and people actually *pay* for it.

Sad that the little Telcove DC here in Lancaster, PA, that Level3  
bought a few months ago, has weekly full-on generator tests where  
100% of the load is transferred to the generator, while apparently  
large DCs that are charging premium rates, do not.


Patrick Giagnocavo
[email protected]