Joined: May 2008
||Posted: July 03 2009,11:39 am
All of the Frogs sites are down because of a fire. To bad the web search wont show Navicache for other site suggestions!
Major Outage at Seattle Data Center
July 3rd, 2009 : Rich Miller
Many sites hosted at Seattle’s Fisher Plaza are offline amid widespread reports of a “significant power event” at the facility. The largest impact has been downtime at the payment portal Authorize.net, which has been offline for hours, meaning that its merchants have been unable to process credit card payments through their web sites.
“We are down due to a fire at our primary data center in Seattle,” Authorize.net reports on its Twitter account. “We are working to restore services, but no ETA at this time.”
AdHost chief technical officer Michael Smith has posted a status report on the home page of the hosting provider, whose data center is at Fisher Plaza. ”Beginning at approximately 11:18 PM on July 2nd and continuing through the present time Fisher Plaza experienced a significant power event that required all power systems including street power, UPS, and Generator power to be completely shut down in Plaza East,” Smith reports. “The event is ongoing and, at this point, we do not have a ETA for service restoration.”
Other tenants at the facility say they now expect their sites to be down all day.
An account on the NANOG mailing list reports that the incident triggered the sprinkler system in an electrical equipment room. As noted in the NANOG report, water damage could complicate recovery efforts.
This is the second major outage at Fisher Plaza in the past year. Last June many sites at the building were offline after an electrical event at the building. Fisher Plaza previously had a major outage in 2006 (more details here on that incident). The owner of the building, which also houses the operations of Seattle TV and radio stations, has been attempting to sell Fisher Plaza.
The incident is being discussed at Web Hosting Talk and on Twitter.
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