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Re: LA power outage?

  • From: Todd Underwood
  • Date: Tue Sep 13 21:58:49 2005

folx,

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 01:28:09AM +0000, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
> 
> It's also interesting to note that, at least by some estimates,
> the brief power outage in L.A. yesterday took down more networks
> than Hurrucane Katrina:
> 
>  http://www.techweb.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=170702966

fyi, yes, during the power outages in Los Angeles, at their peak,
there were 301 outages (highly localised partitionings with the
Internet on one side and the rest of the world on the other :-),
according to our peerset at renesys.  other views may vary, but
probably not by much.

[insert aimless debate about the meaning of 'outage' here.]

that's a significant, and visible outage, but it's not outrageous.
tranmission to and through the region doesn't appear to have blipped
at all, as the majority of power redundancy worked.

> Of course, So. California is pretty "network-dense", but what does
> that say about the level of seriousness that network operators place
> on their "uptime"?

i don't know.  a *big* chunk of the visible failures were caused by a
very small number of facilities with supposedly redundant power where
generators and UPSes failed.  people who are in those faciliites are,
no doubt, working with building management to obtain RFOs,  request
SLA credits, and consider breaking leases in the extreme cases.  i
wish the affected parties luck with those efforts.  

most stuff just stayed up.  

t.

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todd underwood
director of operations & security
renesys - interdomain intelligence
todd@renesys.com   www.renesys.com




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