Since this topic came up on the list yesterday, here is an official update. Roy
Service outage update On Sunday, May 9, the primary OCLC data center in Dublin lost power during required internal facilities maintenance activity. OCLC staff worked diligently to restore services as quickly as possible. All systems are fully recovered and operational. OCLC schedules maintenance activities at typically low usage times. We regret any interruption of service, and apologize for any inconvenience to our users. We are confident that we have put in place systems that address these issues for services today, and we continue to build on those systems to plan for the future. Additionally, in July, OCLC will implement the use of its secondary data center for active/passive service configurations, which can fail-over and back in minutes with minimal manual intervention. In the future, we will be able to use the secondary data center for active/active service configurations, where services are load balanced in both data centers.