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A power cut in London's Park Royal area has knocked out half the servers in a Rackspace UK data centre.

The web server hosting firm is telling customers it is "working to gain further information and updates will be provided in due course".

About 10 per cent of Rackspace's UK customers, with servers housed at the company's LonB facility in Park Royal are affected by the outage. Emergency generators kicked in at another Rackspace facility in Park Royal. But one generator at LonB failed, the company said today. Emergency generators are tested monthly, he said; "Obviously, we will be testing to see what went wrong with this one."

Rackspace also has a datacentre in Stockley Park, near London's Heathrow airport. It was unaffected by today's power cut. ®

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