Our servers were down for almost seven hours today. This is really unprecedented. At first I thought I’d somehow caused it, but fortunately (or not) it was not my fault. Apparently the DOT cut some fiber optic lines right near where the servers were housed, making the fact that ServInt has redundant pathways to the Net a moot point. Just goes to show that server hosting facilities should not only plan for what’s already happened, but also for all of the disasters that have never happened. They are now going to have two separate pathways to the net directly from their building, which would have prevented this outage in the first place. Since I don’t have a commercial site, it was only an inconvenience for me, but look at some reactions of other ServInt customers.