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On Saturday 31 May at approximately 11pm GMT there was an explosion in The Planet Data Center in Houston Texas. Electrical gear shorted, creating an explosion and fire that knocked down three walls. Thankfully there were no human casualties.
On the instructions of the Fire Department, The Planet then turned off all power to the Data Center resulting in 9,000 servers being knocked offline.
This comes shortly after the SiteMeter outage, so I’m taking a wild guess that the problems over at The Planet’s datacenter might be the culprit for all these things. Speaking of which, I’m a bit surprised that there’s nothing on it over at The Planet Blog. That’s not how a blog should work, people!
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Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.