Just a quick note to let you know that on Saturday, April 9 2011, Membee’s data center will be conducting its annual power contingency exercise. What that means in a language we all understand is that there will be a coordinated shutdown of the external power to the data center from the power utility to test the data center’s processes which automatically fire up its power generators.
Since the entire facility actually runs on batteries 24X7X365, the loss of external power will not affect any servers or data but will allow for the testing of the processes that start the generators.
The data center will be fully staffed during the test and we’ll be monitoring Membee just because we’re paranoid. 😉