Power outage in Amsterdam

March 27, 2015

Power outage in Amsterdam

There has been an “unprecedented” power outage in Amsterdam and surrounding areas this morning that has even managed to close down flights in and out of Schiphol airport.

The data centre that hosts 2 key Webdesigna servers is located in Amsterdam and the data centre is currently running on diesel generators following an automatic failover. Diesel deliveries have been scheduled to keep the generators running and it is not anticipated that there will be any downtime as a result of the power outage.

A team of engineers is currently on site at the data centre so that, should the situation escalate, a controlled power shutdown can be initiated to minimise any downtime.

We will update this when power supplies have been restored or the situation changes.

Updated March 27, 2015 at 15:09 pm

The power to the data centre has now been restored and the datacenter switched back onto mains power from the generators. No downtime.