Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Rackspace Hit By Outage Caused By Wayward Truck
Rackspace reported that it had two separate incidents at its Dallas/Forth Worth data center Monday, which resulted in visible downtime at a number of Internet customers. The firm reported that it had two separate incidents Sunday and Monday which severed access to its customers. In an incident on Sunday, the firm had what it described as a "mechanical failure" which caused intermittent service interruptions; on Monday evening, a truck driver hit a transformer which powers its data centers, which brought down its power at its DFW data center. The outage was noticed by a number of highly trafficed Internet web sites, including the technology publication GigaOM, web 2.0 firm 37signals, and internet service provider LaughingSquid. The firm reported that all servers were back up as of 1 AM this morning.