NOMAD Goes Down Again Due To Power Outage

NOMAD Status

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 5:36 P.M. Central: Due to a power outage at MSFC, there is no connectivity to the NOMAD infrastructure. Although servers are operational, there is no connectivity; therefore, users with accounts hosted at MSFC have no ability to send and receive email on desktops, laptops, Outlook Web Access (OWA), Instant Messanger (IM) or handheld devices. More info to come.

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 6:41 P.M. Central: Some NOMAD customers at various Centers are having some success connecting to the resources hosted at MSFC. There are still others close to or located at MSFC who are not able to access any of the applications hosted at MSFC. Additionally, NOMAD customers who are on the JSC NOMAD cluster are able to access their NOMAD Services and have never been impacted by the events at MSFC.

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 7:26 P.M. Central: Connectivity to all NOMAD services has been re-established. Some messages that are still in queue need to be delivered to BlackBerry and Treo users, but they will be delivered shortly. This outage was caused by an Army power failure at the Redstone Arsenal.

Editor's note: A power outage at an Army base crashes NASA's NOMAD? Every modern ISP I have ever heard of has back-up power - especially when critical services are hosted. I guess NASA went the cheap route. Does this mean that NASA has accepted an IT solution such that NOMAD-supported services can go down across the U.S. due to a single point failure in Alabama - one that the Army oversees? Who came up with this ingenious plan?

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