Outage at Revera's Auckland datacentre
Test battery fault causes 90 minute outage at Auckland datacentre
By Randal Jackson, Wellington | Wednesday, 5 September, 2012
Part of Revera’s datacentre at Auckland’s William Pickering Drive lost power yesterday evening during scheduled preventative UPS maintenance.
The outage occurred around 5.30pm.
A test battery fault triggered the release of suppression gas, causing a UPS shutdown, resulting in the loss of power to one datacentre suite in the facility.
Revera general manager Robin Cockayne says it was not a failure of any critical power system or backup power system, rather a battery fault that has since been remedied.
He says Revera immediately initiated a start-up sequence and restored power in less than 60 seconds. Technicians then undertook remedial activity to return affected production environments to normal service.
The majority of the affected systems were fully operational by 7pm.