A NaviSite data center in Silicon Valley was without power for an hour this morning after severe storms knocked out the facility's utility power from PG&E. NaviSite's San Jose data center lost utility power from PG&E at 4:45 a.m. Pacific time, and backup power systems failed to operate as designed.
"Generator power has been restored to the data center in San Jose, but the site was without power for approximately 45 to 60 minutes," NaviSite reported on the company blog. "The data center has been and continues to run on generator power. We are still waiting for street power to become available, but will not switch back over until we have an understanding of what caused the original issue."
NaviSite (NAVI) did not indicate the precise cause of the outage, but one of its customers supplied more information. "Our backup power systems initially functioned correctly shifting to battery power as a bridge to generators which then failed to turn on," ProStores said on its Twitter feed.
ProStores provides turnkey web stores for retailers who sell their goods on eBay. AuctionByteshas more coverage of the ProStores outage.