Membee Data Center to Conduct a Power Contingency Exercise – Non Service Impacting

Hi Everyone,

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. 😉

Membee’s Experiencing an Upstream Slowdown

1:45 PM EDT – Resolved! – details on the exact cause of the issue has yet to be released. We have been assured that a full post mortem will be done by the vendors involved so that such an incident can be avoided in the future. Thanks again for your patience!

12:08 PM EDT – the update from the data center is that the issue has been traced to a second vendor who is working fervishly on the issue.

Membee’s data center team is fully engaged and working with a infrastructure vendor to solve an issue that is upstream from Membee. Membee is fully operational but may be slow until this is resolved.

We expect another update by Noon Eastern time.

Thanks for your patience!

Membee Support