UK Tech: Datacentre disrupts internet connectivity

Internet connectivity from a number of broadband ISPs was affected this morning (6am) after a major datacentre in London (Telehouse North) suffered a fault with one of their Power Distribution Units (PDU), which created smoke and triggered the firm alarm (the building was naturally evacuated).

Most people won’t have noticed the connectivity problems because power was mostly restored by 7:30am (roughly when the bulk start to wake up for work) and providers usually know how to work around such issues, although a number of ISPs across the United Kingdom did report some disruption to their networks.

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