Turns out (as we all expected) the drunk employee theory was bunk. The reason for the outage to the colo facility was that their emergency power systems did not work. 365Main has a HiTec flywheel UPS design, meaning they don’t use batteries. These big flywheels are able to sustain power to the facility for 11 seconds until the generators spool up.. obviously this didn’t quite work out. Perhaps there’s something to those good ol’ reliable battery backup systems that facilities like Equinix and ourselves use….