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PIERCD: Took a while for the reason behind the Newton Data Centre falling over to come out as well.
ajobbins:PIERCD: Took a while for the reason behind the Newton Data Centre falling over to come out as well.
The full story about these kind of things never makes the public domain. I'm quite sure there is a good reason Air NZ shut up very quickly after Fyfe's initial outburst.
Of course whether that information gets posted to a public forum is a different story. I know my employer would not be happy if I posted about it here (and we didn't even supply any product to that Datacentre).
insane: Given it was just the virtual platform which fell over and not the whole DC, and that it happened at 3am I'd imagine a storage firmware update or failure. From experience if power is not an issue, then only a storage issues will take you completely out like that.
Reading some of the comments by others in the media about why IBM didn't have another DC etc is hilarious. If customers were wiling to pay they would have bought a DR service and been covered, but they didn't, they bought services from a single site and guess what, sometimes stuff goes wrong.
Someone over at computer world wrote this:
Fact #1. It wasn't XIV storage.
Fact #2. It was not related to planned work or changes - it was a fault.
Fact #3. No data was lost.
Fact #4. There was some corruption with a small subset of data which was successfully restored from recent backup.