Disaster is really inevitable. Even with all the redundant power
investments, ThePlanet (formerly EV1 and RackShack), had to
shut down their backup generators at their H1 data center on the
instructions of the fire crew. This happened after a wire-short
in fault transformer led to an explosion that knocked off one of
their walls, ultimately bringing 9,000 servers down. Luckily no
one was injured.
This just goes on to show that just because a data center has redundant power and backup generators, it does not mean that a disaster cannot happen. IIRC, ThePlanet's last …