Fire, Power loss at Fisher Plaza in Seattle

Stephen Stuart stuart at tech.org
Fri Jul 3 15:10:55 CDT 2009


> Earth is a single point of failure, where is your backup site?

This reminds me of the 1996 thread about how MAE-East still had no
generator. Same topic, roughly, some of the same people (hi, Sean).

Sure, the line about the Earth SPOF is catchy, but in terms of more
likely scenarios: how many people stand *outside* the "tier 4"
datacenter and imagine a fire marshal pointing at the building and
saying, "Turn *that* off, now." I've seen that happen a couple times
since the WilTel POP thing in 1996.

Stephen




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