Fire at Seattle Data Center Impacts Redfin

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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.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.