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Published: 2009-07-03
Last Updated: 2011-01-24 23:49:07 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 2)
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Question, what do and have in common? Who would have guessed that they both have servers located in a data center that has had a fire? Or that they may have to put more into the planning portion of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity? has been completely down for several hours now. had this to say: "A fire occurred at Fisher Plaza in downtown Seattle just after midnight on Friday morning. The blown transformer knocked out power to the entire building, which is home to the Bing Travel servers. We're hard at work to restore service following this unexpected event. Our current estimate for re-establishing Bing Travel functionality is 5pm PST, July 3rd." Perhaps they should have read one of our SANS papers on BCP/DRP planning.  Reading room link is here. More information is available at this twitter where are tweeting. The media are also following the story, KOMO a local station was knocked offline but are broadcasting from a backup site. 

 Update: appear to be at least partially back up and running.

Adrien de Beaupré Inc.

Keywords: bcp drp fire
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