Posted By Rich Miller On July 10, 2008 @ 3:34 am In Downtime,Rackspace Hosting | Comments Disabled
At approximately 5:00 P.M. CDT, our DFW data center experienced a brief loss of utility power that caused a transfer over to generator as designed. During this transition, some of the chillers did not start up correctly and temperatures within certain areas of the DC began to rise to the 90′s. The issue has been isolated and temperatures are decreasing steadily. We are investigating this issue and will provide future updates as they come available.37signals said Rackspace indicated in a conference call that the issues affected “large portions of their Texas data center.” That didn’t include the main Rackspace web site, which remained online  Wednesday evening.
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URLs in this post:
 Rackspace: http://www.rackspace.com
 down for two hours: http://37signals.blogs.com/products/2008/07/downtime-explan.html
 Syncplicity: http://blog.syncplicity.com/2008/07/09/its-hot-in-texa/
 remained online: http://uptime.netcraft.com/perf/graph?collector=all&site=www.rackspace.com&range=86400
 traffic accident knocked out utility power: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Nov/13/truck_crash_knocks_rackspace_offline.html
 outage in January: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Jan/23/web_outages_and_damage_control_20.html
 filed for an IPO: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Apr/25/rackspace_confirms_400_million_ipo.html
 Rackspace: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/rackspace-index.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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