The words “fire” and “data center” are never a happy combination. The online real estate service Redfin reports that it was offline for five hours Saturday:
There was a fire in the Seattle-based data center that Redfin uses to host our web servers, causing a loss of service between approximately 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The entire data center was shut down by the fire department, including universal power supplies. Thanks to Redfin’s Chris Neitzert and his team, the site is now up and running. Throughout the interruption, our agents have of course stayed at their posts working with clients.
A Netcraft dig shows Redfin is hosted with Adhost, whose Seattle data center is located in Fisher Plaza. It’s been an eventful year for Fisher Communications, which said last month that Fisher Plaza was for sale, and just today rejected an unsolicited $384 million takeover bid.