Explosion @ Planet.com

By jobeard
Jun 5, 2008
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  1. fyi:
    June 2, 2008 (Computerworld) The Planet.com Internet Services Inc. hopes to have all 9,000 of its servers in its Houston data center back online later tonight following a blast that shut down the facility on Saturday afternoon.

    When firefighters arrived at around 5 p.m., they could see "light smoke" at the Planet data center -- the aftermath of an explosion in a network gear room that produced enough force to move walls. Sprinklers quickly doused whatever flames erupted; the fire was attributed to an electrical problem with a transformer, according to a Houston Fire Department spokeswoman. There were no injuries.

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  2. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Wow, I'd say it could have been worse.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,674   +990

    I was aware of this. The Planet guys kept everyone on the loop, especially those affected customers. We were unaffected, at least directly, because our servers were on a different location and never went down. On the other hand, because their tech support team was all over the place with such an emergency it's likely that's the reason why they didn't properly update our DNS records last Sunday and thus took longer than expected for those to take place everywhere.

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