November 17, 2015
At 3:37PM PST, we had a power blip in one of our datacenters. In those two seconds, over 1,000 systems blinked offline. As a non-profit, we don't have all of those niceties such as hot-hot datacenters or those new fangled UPSes. Instead, we do it the old fashioned way, which means we are susceptible to power failures within the building our core systems reside.