Thursday, June 5, 2008

Map Stats from Blog Flux are Down

From Blogflux:

The server company went down - including the back-up. It has been a major problem and taken out several major sites. Slashdot reported on it quoting:

"Customers hosting with ThePlanet, a major Texas hosting provider, are going through some tough times. Yesterday evening at 5:45 pm local time an electrical short caused a fire and explosion in the power room, knocking out walls and taking the entire facility offline. No one was hurt and no servers were damaged. Estimates suggest 9,000 servers are offline, affecting 7,500 customers, with ETAs for repair of at least 24 hours from onset. While they claim redundant power, because of the nature of the problem they had to go completely dark. This goes to show that no matter how much planning you do, Murphy's Law still applies."

As soon as they get their system back up everything will be back to normal.

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