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    Posted: 10 September 2016 at 11:28am
Hi,

The data center we use has a problem affecting our services.

We are waiting for them to clarify and resolve the issue.

Apologies for the obvious inconvenience.

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Hi,

It has been confirmed that it is a power issue at the datacentre.
After the last power issue redundancy was added and it seemed very unlikely this could happen again, however unfortunately it is out of our control.

We are waiting for power to be restored.

Please follow us on twitter @romancart where we will provide updates.

Apologies once again,

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What DC are you in so we can get updates direct from them?

How in the hell do you add redundancy but rely on the same DC?

What are you going to do to rectify this situation in future?

It's pretty evident to work out what your income is via your linear invoice numbers, are you investing into this system or running it into the ground, you had a good thing going but it seems like little investment into any of your systems has allowed you to go stale, and while this downtime might be fine for low volume customers it's beyond forgiveable for your high volume customers.
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Hi,

We have been told that power should be restored in the next 30 minutes.

FuzzyOne - we have invested in a completely new hardware stack which we migrated to recently.

Unfortunately our business model could not sustain a multi data center operation. (Which brings its own problems.)

The datacentre has multiple diesel generators, a flywheel UPS and other UPS's which they added to as a result of the previous problems.

We have to rely on the datacentre to resolve these issues.
We could change datacenters however one would hope that a DC which has suffered 2 failures would surely work out what has gone wrong.

Apologies for the inconvenience,

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Global Switch. Their website isn't working either. Looks like they didn't think to host their customer support site at another location.

Not much point in having a cloud based system if you attach all of your 'cloud' servers to the same bloody plug socket (even if you did put a bigger fuse in it in June). I do hope Romancart will be asking them for a refund.
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Hopefully they'll invest in a bigger hamster and wheel.
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Working OK now - 13:18 GMT
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Hi,
Please be prepared for slow performance for the first few minutes whilst lots of people try and log in and the system catches up.

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Support,

To say you "hope the DC will work out what went wrong" just isn't an acceptable answer.

Romancart customers (that's us here on this forum) need to know what you are doing about these problems.
What plans will be put in place?
Will you give a solid assurance outages like this won't happen again in the future?


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Hi,

We have to rely on a datacentre for power and connectivity.
Our chosen datacentre is Claranet at Global Switch 2 which has given great service for around 10 years.

The questions you are asking are questions that we will be asking Claranet/Global Switch 2.

Unfortunately they and us can never give guarantees regarding this type of problem. In fact, the best you ever get is 99.99% uptime which still allows for significant downtime.

Ultimately, of course, if this kept happening we would move to a different datacentre, however one could argue that a datacentre which has had and resolved issues may be more resilient than a datacentre which has never had problems. Moving to a different datacentre brings issues of its own.

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