In Houston, Texas, a transformer in The Planet H1 datacenter caught fire. The fire department required them to take down all generators.
This serious outage is impacting around 9,000 servers and 7,500 customers. An explosion blew down three walls surrounding the electrical equipment room. No injuries were reported.
In late 2007 a traffic accident caused a transformer failer in the Dallas datacenter of Rackspace, a leading dedicated hosting company.
The Planet is the world’s number 1 privately held, dedicated server hosting provider and fourth-largest web hosting provider with more than 500 employees according to ThePlanet.com Web site.
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