Twitter loses its main data center in Sacramento due to extreme heat — and warns that some users may not be able to access the site if its centers in Georgia and Oregon experience outages
- CNN has published an internal memo from Twitter claiming that Vice President of Engineering Carrie Fernandez was written by
- The note reveals that Sacramento’s Twitter data center is down due to extreme heat
- Fernandez warns that if Twitter loses its positions in Oregon and Georgia, it “may not be able to serve traffic to all Twitter users”
Some Twitter users may soon be without service if the company loses data centers in Georgia and Oregon, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN that claims the social media platform lost a major center in California earlier this month.
The memo, which CNN reported is from the company’s vice president of engineering Carrie Fernandez, states that Twitter’s Sacramento data center is offline due to the sweltering heat and executives are monitoring the Atlanta and Portland facilities.
The California Center is said to have gone missing on September 5, resulting in the complete shutdown of physical equipment at SMF [Single mode Fiber]”.
Other data centers are operating, but Fernandez wrote if they also experience outages, the company “may not be able to deliver traffic to all Twitter users.”
An internal memo obtained by CNN warns Twitter users of a loss of service if the company’s data centers in Georgia and Oregon experience outages.
Twitter set up a store in Atlanta in 2014, renting 80,000 square feet in nearly 1 million square meters, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
This is a major facility as it has been specifically designed to speed up the service and make it more reliable for users.
It is not known exactly where the exact location of the data center is, as Twitter has been known to maintain a tight lid around its facilities. Nothing is known about its Portland location.
However, all data centers require sitting at a certain temperature for the systems to operate, and it is the intense heat in California that toppled the center of Sacramento.
California experienced at least two weeks of soaring temperatures that were the hottest on record for August and September, and Sacramento recorded highs of 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
The memo states that earlier this month, Twitter lost its California data center (stored image), which is a major service center for users
Portland experiences temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees, while Atlanta falls into the 80s.
The current status of the data centers is unknown and Twitter has not yet announced the data contained in the memo.
DailyMail.com has contacted Twitter.
The social media platform is not only battling the heat, but it’s also set for a six-day trial with billionaire Elon Musk.
Twitter is suing Musk, asking a Delaware court to force him to go through with the deal he struck in April to buy the company. Musk has been answered and the trial is scheduled to begin the week of October 17.
In a statement regarding the court’s latest ruling, Musk’s attorney, Alex Spiro, said in a statement, “We hope that winning the amendment proposal will bring us one step closer to the truth emerging in the courtroom.”