I was data centre manager for a large aussie hosting company for quite a while, and while I was supported by some brilliant minds (thanks for making me look good guys) – it really wasn’t that hard to keep the power on.
I am amazed that a company – that generates what must be nearly 100% of it’s revenue from the online presence that they maintain – could allow their systems to be configured in such a way that it is even conceivable that there be an outage of this magnitude.
There are very few details about the outage as they have only just come back online – but pretty much anything short of the earth opening up and swallowing their data centre and their DR site (if they had one) would be inexcusable.
The only problem is now there will probably be another data centre manager out there looking for a job…
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