Power Capacity Issues at DreamHost

Power issues are forcing DreamHost to make "emergency" server moves between Los Angeles data centers.

Fast-growing Los Angeles hosting company DreamHost will relocate a cluster of servers to its LAX data center tonight due to "space and power constraints" at its downtown site in the Garland Building (1200 W. 7th). The move, which was announced last week, follows two emergency server moves earlier this week. DreamHost has informed customers that all web servers, mail servers and MySQL servers in the affected cluster will be out of service for about five hours overnight. DreamHost took some sites offline briefly last month, explaining that "one of our datacenters is requiring us to switch 4 of our circuits from one power feed to another."

The Garland Building suffered extended downtime last summer when backup equipment failed during several grid outages, including one outage that knocked MySpace off the web.