June 4, 2008

Explosion Causes Outages for 9,000 servers

There was a great explosion at the Planet, a data center in Houston, housing thousands of servers. (read article here) The explosion was said to have blown through 3 walls. Though no servers were reported to be physically damaged. So, needless to say, many companies were without service during the days that the Planet's power was down. The Worthwhile Company (where I work as a Web Strategist) housed a main server there. However, since all Worthwhile's servers are backed up here in Greenville (where our other main servers are housed), we were able to get our customers' sites back up in a timely fashion, while other companies' sites were left stranded on servers without power.

Just a plug. Make sure your company is Worthwhile! (Visit us at Worthwhile.com)