What to expect after a cooling failure

Erik Levinson erik.levinson at uberflip.com
Wed Jul 10 03:28:14 UTC 2013

As some may know, yesterday 151 Front St suffered a cooling failure after Enwave's facilities were flooded. 

One of the suites that we're in recovered quickly but the other took much longer and some of our gear shutdown automatically due to overheating. We shut down remotely many redundant and non-essential systems in the hotter suite, and transferred remotely some others to the cooler suite, to ensure that we had a minimum of all core systems running in the hotter suite. We waited until the temperatures returned to normal, and brought everything back online. The entire event lasted from approx 18:45 until 01:15. Apparently ambient temperature was above 43 degrees Celcius at one point on the cool side of cabinets in the hotter suite. 

For those who have gone through such events in the past, what can one expect in terms of long-term impact...should we expect some premature component failures? Does anyone have any stats to share? 


Erik Levinson
CTO, Uberflip
1183 King Street West, Suite 100
Toronto ON  M6K 3C5

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