US data center catches fire, 9000 servers down
- It seems that the codewolf.com server is one of the few that survived the fire!
H1, one of the data center owned by The Planet in Houston, Texas has caught fire resulting in thousands of websites being offline. According to an estimate 9000 servers are affected and they are currently down.The Planet one of the largest privately held dedicated server hosting provider, has six wholly owned and managed state-of-the-art data centers (2 in Houston, 4 in Dallas) containing more than 48,000 servers housed in 155,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space with 12,000 sq. ft. expansion capability.Cause of fire is stated to be short circuit which took out three walls surrounding the centerâ€™s electrical equipment room. This is a significant outage, impacting approximately 9,000 servers and 7,500 customers but no physical damage