NetNation Power Outage

There was a power failure at the NetNation data center that took down this blog and all my other sites for about 45 minutes. No explanation was given for the outage. Their call support center is located in Austin Texas and the only thing they could tell me was “The Vancouver data center experienced a power outage in roll 17 and 18. They’re working on getting power back up now.”

Somehow, I don’t quite understand how a state-of-the-art data center with three backup systems can lose power. This is something I will definitely need to bring up with my sale rep the next time I see him at a Vancouver networking event.

Luckily, it looks like the sudden lost of power didn’t have any negative effects on the servers. All seems to be working at peak levels. However, this outage is bugging me. I’m running a bunch of scenarios in my head, wondering how to take down three backup systems. I can’t come up with a way to do it. Can you?