Re: The Explosion at The Planet Datacentre

Now that The Planet have started to power up their customers servers again after they had an explosion from one of their transformers earlier this week, see Here, it seems some facts are beginning to come to the surface by several servers' owners.

The following was posted on The Planets own forum by a member named adnoid

I only manage one server in the affected DC, and I'm happy that it is back on line.

Going through the logs, however, I see the last log entry was at 17:15:00 CDT - yet all the notices say the fire/explosion happened "around 17:45 CDT", a half hour later. I had top running, and it also shows a last refresh at 17:14:56 (set to update every 15 seconds), which is consistent.

and later i came across this post in the SoftLayer's forum by a user named nightwalker (SoftLayer are another company who offer similar services as The Planet)

"I just spoke to a friend who was on-site and said everything was business as normal.

[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:48:47] the whole thing with TP
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:48:51] is really fishy
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:49:12] i was there last night
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:49:17] and there was no trucks
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:49:21] no nothing
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:49:30] no electricians
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:49:58] so either they renamed the spring tx location tohouston 1
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:50:03] or nothing happened
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:55:07] the msg from Doug came at 11PM
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:55:18] i was there at 2 AM and everything was fine
[Sunday June 01 2008 - 14:55:23] and stuff is still not back."

Could there have been a cover-up?
What could The Planet be trying to hide?
Tell us what you think!, Comment below!

Link: The Planet Forum post about the time discrepancies
Link: SoftLayer Forum post about the absence of activity

Report a problem with article
Next Article

Time Warner Cable tries metering Internet use

Previous Article

Microsoft Live Search Toolbar to Be Distributed on HP PCs

17 Comments - Add comment