Vancouver loses power, news at 11 ... But not streaming online!

While writing a post on recent datacenter customer experiences, Chuck Goolsbee sent me a link to his coverage of Peer1's outage, the result of an underground fire that took out power in all of downtown Vancouver.


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  • CTV reports that power outage was caused by underground fire melting 14 high voltage cables.
  • Peer1 responded to the situation rather approprately and professionaly, but it's customers were pretty brutal. More brutal still were it's less scrupulous local competitors who spammed the forums with "one-day only signup specials".
  • WebHostingTalk was pretty quiet, and people were mostly concerned about not being able to flirt online.
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