November 30, 2015

Cloud Servers Possible power issue at Kent Science Park (resolved)

The earlier power outage at Kent Science Park was localised to a single rack and was down to a power distribution unit that tripped and then re-set itself a few moments later. It looks like this was caused by a fault in another machine in the rack, which likely created a power surge. Due to this being an electrical fault, for safety reasons the power to the rack was cut by the PDU, bypassing battery backup. Everything is back online now and normal service has been restored.