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Power failure brings chaos to European websites…

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2:43 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It has been reported a few hours ago that one of the major datacenters in Europe has been victim of 3 power failures bringing down thousands of websites throughout Europe.

According to the AFP, the Redbus interhouse datacenter based in Paris has experienced three major power cuts; causing thousands of sites mainly based in France to be inaccessible.

If you have been experiencing problems with certain websites now you know why!

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11:43 am on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the headsup Krooger.

Those with datacentres carrying generator backup systems I presume are unnaffected?

11:52 am on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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According to the manager of Redbus, the datacenter has been running of power generators for two days now and should be switching back to regular power later on today...

The translated interview can be found here (you need to copy/paste to browser):

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=fr_en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsolutions.journaldunet.com%2Fitws%2F060329-it-redbus.shtml

[edited by: trillianjedi at 12:52 pm (utc) on Mar. 29, 2006]
[edit reason] Putting in original URL [/edit]