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Re: San Francisco Power Outage

  • From: John Kinsella
  • Date: Tue Jul 24 23:25:24 2007

365 I believe has flywheels...from what I'm gathering it wasn't a
full building outage.  Static switch issues again, anyone?  Either
way, happy I moved out of there.  It was overpriced for when it was

I hear they had a scheduled power outage for maintenance this coming
weekend.  I'll give benefit of doubt and assume it was for something
else, not that they knew they had an issue and had their fingers

On a related note - one of my clients came to within 5 minutes of
the DC UPSs running out today before power came back.  Generator
truck was still en-route, but hey power's back! So they cancel it.

1: ...but not crossed tight enough. 

On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 08:36:59PM -0400, Raymond L. Corbin wrote:
> They should have generators running...I can't foresee any good
> datacenter not having multiple generators to keep their customers
> servers online with UPS.
> -Ray
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
> Adrian Chadd
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 7:54 PM
> To: Seth Mattinen
> Cc: nanog list
> Subject: Re: San Francisco Power Outage
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2007, 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.
> > If you do accept this is a good reason for failure, why?
> Didn't you read? He paid extra for super-reliable power from his
> electricity provider..
> Adrian