Twitter’s data center knocked out by extreme heat in California
Twitter data center knocked out by extreme heat in California
A video captured at 9am on Monday morning shows Twitter’s data center in San Jose, California, had been knocked out by extreme heat.
The heatwave was so intense that air-conditioning units failed inside the facility, killing power and cutting power in other parts of the facility.
As the temperature peaked to 106.7F, the video captures workers inside the facility removing air conditioning units from their equipment racks and throwing them away. The workers continue to work regardless of the extreme heat.
Twitter’s data server, located in Oakland, was not damaged by the extreme heat, but its engineers did begin to take more precautions, according to an engineer from the company, who was not authorized to comment on company procedures.
The heatwave has been so intense that air-conditioners used in the server facility have failed in the data center, killing power. (Reuters)
Twitter’s data center in Oakland, California was not damaged by the heat wave, according to Facebook.
The heatwave was so intense that air-conditioning units used at the data center had failed and had been thrown away. (Reuters)
Facebook’s engineers have now taken more precautions, according to a Facebook engineer, who was not authorized to comment on company policies.
The heatwave caused a “small blackout” to happen at the data center on Sunday night, meaning that servers were not able to keep online all night long.
The heatwave caused a “small blackout” to happen at the data center on Sunday night, meaning that servers were not able to stay online all night long. It is believed that the heatwave caused the water in the equipment to melt. (Reuters)
Facebook has confirmed that during the temperature spike in the data center on Monday, workers were taking steps to prevent an all night failure. The company has now installed new “hardware and software” in the server farm, according to Peter Renton, Facebook’s vice-president of product management.
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