10 April 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
A huge power failure at Interxion in Frankfurt on Monday night has affected users connected to DE-CIX.
The company reported that services connected to DE-CIX6/FRA5
were affected. German traffic was badly affected
DE-CIX said on Tuesday morning: "Power is back on again and
stable for the moment. All formerly affected systems are back
Thomas King, DE-CIX’s chief innovation officer,
said during the power outage that "some DE-CIX systems for
communication" such as mail were affected. "We are working hard
to get them back to work," he said on Twitter overnight.
Reports overnight said internet services across the country
were affected, from around 22:00 local time, with "a
significant increase in the number of trouble reports".
DE-CIX announced on Monday evening that Interxion, which runs
the German routing server, lost a large amount of power. As a
result, many websites were no longer accessible. Social
networks reported the malfunctions.
Services that were affected, according to local reports,
included Facebook, Google, Netflix and Spotify, as well as
local media companies ProSieben and RTL, plus Deutsche Bahn,
the German railway company.
DE-CIX initially expected the fault to last two hours, but it
was four hours – at 02:00 local time on Tuesday
morning – before power was restored and testing could
begin. DE-CIX said that systems were running normally at