Last Updated: 2011-01-24 23:49:07 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 2)
Question, what do Bing.com and Authorize.net have in common? Who would have guessed that they both have servers located in a data center that has had a fire? Or that they may have to put more into the planning portion of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity? Authorize.net has been completely down for several hours now. Bing.com/travel had this to say: "A fire occurred at Fisher Plaza in downtown Seattle just after midnight on Friday morning. The blown transformer knocked out power to the entire building, which is home to the Bing Travel servers. We're hard at work to restore service following this unexpected event. Our current estimate for re-establishing Bing Travel functionality is 5pm PST, July 3rd." Perhaps they should have read one of our SANS papers on BCP/DRP planning. Reading room link is here. More information is available at this twitter http://twitter.com/authorizenet where Authorize.net are tweeting. The media are also following the story, KOMO a local station was knocked offline but are broadcasting from a backup site.
Update: Authorize.net appear to be at least partially back up and running.